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Default 3G Card from Amazon Kindle 2? - 03-06-2009, 05:13 PM

Admittedly this is a completely unfounded, random question...but the 3G card in the new Amazon Kindle 2 is a mini-PCIe card, just like the one that goes in the Dell Mini. However it comes with free lifetime broadband access. I don't know if the card is somehow crippled/restricted and can only be used in the Kindle or not. Has anyone given any thought to trying this in a Mini?
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Default Re: 3G Card from Amazon Kindle 2? - 03-06-2009, 05:44 PM

I hadn't thought of it, but at $350 I'm not planning on getting one any time soon. And if I did, I'm pretty sure it would be considered theft of service if it worked. I'm guessing that Kindle traffic is probably forced to a proxy at Amazon or other third party.

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Default Re: 3G Card from Amazon Kindle 2? - 03-08-2009, 01:16 PM

3G modem sticks are so cheap now. I got a Huawei E160 for free (without a contract too!), which has 3.6 mbps HSDPA and built in wi-fi. Can this possibly be fitted internally to replace the wi-fi card? I remember seeing a video where someone had successfully replaced the wi-fi card with a 3G one to utilise the wi-fi antenna.
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