Update: Free Web browsing on the Kindle int’l.

It's been a week since I last posted on this topic, so I thought I'd bring you an update on the browsing situation.  As you might recall from my last post, I had gotten reports from a couple members of  MobileRead Forums that they could now browse the web while in Canada.

I now have reports from Scotland, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, and France that browsing has been enabled in those countries. Given that Amazon hasn't announced a change in policy, I have to wonder if this is the result of a technical error. I don't see how it could be, though.

BTW, I did contact Amazon on this issue. I'm still waiting to hear back.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Juan Chulilla18 May, 2010

    Is it enabled when kindle receives the OS update? Here in Spain I cannot browse anything but wikipedia. And yes, it is like the Galactic Hitchhicker, but that is not the point I guess

    1. Nate the great18 May, 2010

      I don’t think the update enables it. One report is with the 2.3.3 firmware.

      But then again, I don’t know.

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