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3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / 2007-era Kindles had a pretty good fourteen-year run-but we imagine there are some 2016-era Kindle Oasis owners feeling pretty salty about their free 3G broadband going away right now. (credit: Mel Melcon via Getty Images / NineFiveSeven / Jim Salter )
This Wednesday, Amazon sent a notification email to customers who bought early Kindle e-readers. First- and second-generation Kindle and Kindle DX devices had no Wi-Fi support, relying solely on free 3G connectivity to reach Amazon-which is a real problem for those devices, since US mobile network operators will begin reclaiming 2G...
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