Click to View the New Kindle 3G + Wifi or Kindle Wi-Fi
The New Kindle 3 Reader is smaller, faster, brighter, lighter and just plain better than the last one. You can check out the full comparison in our earlier New Kindle 3 article. One thing you do need to think about though, is whether to choose the Kindle 3G + wifi model is simply save $50 and make do with just the Kindle wifi.
Well the important thing to know is that the new 6″ amazon Kindle comes in two guises, and there are precisely two differences between them. Only the price and the 3G capability differ between the two. In every other respect they are completely identical.
This makes the choice simple for some. Remember in general you will use 3G to connect to Wikipedia and the Kindle store (and other select Kindle associated sites) and wi-fi to access the rest of the internet when away from home.
Buy the Amazon Kindle 3 Wi-fi 6″ eBook Reader if…
…budget is key and you want to buy the cheapest Kindle you can, go for the wifi only Kindle at $139. You get all the same features, the new pearl e-ink screen technology and everything else you could ever want from a dedicated eBook Reader.
The only thing to consider is that you will have to be in a wireless hot-spot in order to browse online and buy new eBooks, unless you happen to have a PC or laptop near by. For some this makes the wifi only version far from perfect. But if you happen to download all your new eBooks when at home AND you have a wifi internet connection you probably won’t ever want to use the 3G connectivity of the more expensive version anyway.
Buy the New Kindle 3G + Wifi if…
…you need the 3G connectivity. If you spend a lot of time browsing online, updating your Twitter and Facebook accounts and buying new Kindle eBooks whilst out and about in a city where free Wifi is not the norm you will be wanting the ease of internet access that is 3G.
Similarly if you travel overseas regularly and want to be using the internet connection on your Kindle whilst away you will may wish to choose the 3G enabled device if you do not think wi-fi will be as common at your destination.
See, it is simple to decide whether the Kindle 3G or the Kindle wifi model is the amazon Kindle for you!