Kindle's Big Flaw
All the pundits are in love with the Kindle! I too love the Kindle. I have the original edition and find it handy for travel. I will probably spring for the new version and sell my present Kindle on eBay.
My biggest problem with the Kindle is that I would like to know what page I would be on if I was reading a physical book. I do not consider this a flaw, but it would be a nice feature.
The flaw is this: if you travel outside the USA a lot as I do, then the wireless feature of the Kindle is useless. The service is based on the Sprint system. Sprint only works in the USA as far as I know. Therefore if you have the urge to download a book you cannot do so. Even more frustrating is the fact that you cannot download any daily newspapers.
I am not sure why Amazon chose Sprint? The decision to not have an international wireless presence is shortsighted and a major flaw.
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