First of all, Amazon does not make a Kindle Fire 3G. A possibility for them not making the 1st generation Kindle Fire 3G is that older kindle models could only do experimentally browsing. With this limitation, having 3G on the Kindle Fire would almost be pointless if it did not have full range functionality.
It would have been nice if Amazon included the 3G radio in the Fire but they could not offer this with fully functional browsing capabilities without charging for the 3G service and Amazon would like this service to remain free of charge just like all the other models. Amazon still has the flexibility to offer sign-up deals, offer add-on service plans that are inexpensive, or offer it as an extension to the Prime service. A 3G version of the Kindle Fire is in the making. We just have to wait and see what Amazon comes up with.
Amazon does offer the Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G+ Wi-Fi 6″ E-Ink Display. This model is not intended for heavy Internet surfing although it does a decent job at it. It works exceptionally well for newspapers and blogs that do not use a lot of color, java script, or flash. This is by no means a gaming device or a device that has the same functionality as a laptop.
If you are heavily into gaming, want faster web browsing speeds, and have access to lots of apps, you are better off getting a Kindle Fire HD 7″ or an iPad. This Kindle Keyboard 3G is mainly meant for reading news sites, blogs, magazines, e-books, and other printed media. If you are looking for one of the best e-readers, the Kindle Keyboard 3G is what you want.
The screen has a high contrrast and fonts that are high resolution. When you are reading with the Kindle, the text on the screen reads like a real book if not better. The reason why the reading is so good is because they do not use lighting pixels on the display. E-Ink technology is used on the screen. This is real ink. It does this by reflecting the ambient light off of the surface of the screen just as a book does when you read it in a lighted room.
This is better than reading from an LCD screen which shines the light in your eyes. Reading for long periods of time is an enjoyable experience. You can read in sunlight right in the middle of the beach just like it is advertised in the commercials.
When reading at night or in a dim-lit room, you will need a light source. Amazon offers a Kindle cover with an integrated reading light that uses the Kindle’s battery source; so you won’t have to go out and buy extra batteries or an extra charger.
The Kindle Keyboard is about the size of a medium-sized paperback novel with a screen width of 6″. It has the same thickness as that of a pencil; and it is easier to carry than a regular size paperback novel. You can slip it in your purse, briefcase, or even in the inside of a man’s jacket, and you are ready to go. This model is lighter than the iPad. You can hold it in one hand for a long time without your hand feeling weighted down.
The battery life is really long; I think. It can last seven days or longer on a single charge with normal usage. Normal usage is about reading with it 1-2 hours a day. To squeeze more charge out of your battery, turn the wireless off and you can go several weeks without needing to charge it up. You only need wireless anyway to download new e-books.
The main advatange to having a Kindle is to carry your personal reading materials with you. If you travel a lot or you are a student, you don’t want to be weighted down with heavy books and such. You can carry an entire library in here. You can download thousands of books on the Kindle. This comes in handy if you are traveling abroad. You can download language books, PDF notes, travel guides, maps, magazines, reference books, and historical guides. You can have all of this content and it will still weigh 8.5oz.