3g amazon kindle dodge firewall china

Amazon’s 3G Kindle seems to have a rather useful feature when used over in China. Reports are out that the eBook reader manages to dodge past China’s Internet censorship system, allowing users to access a wide range of content that is typically blocked by the government, such as Facebook and Twitter. It isn’t clear if the authorities made a conscious decision to exempt the device from regulations or if they overlooked the device, possibly since it’s primarily used as an eBook reader instead of a web browsing device. While the Kindle has yet to be officially launched in China, the device is already available on the grey market. The uncensored access seems to be limited to the 3G variant which uses an unnamed carrier partner while the Wi-Fi model uses local Internet connections (which doesn’t do the trick).

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