Necessity being the mother of invention, I have discovered that it’s possible to send and receive email on my Kindle.
The latest generation of Kindles has a rudimentary Web browser, as well as a thumb-style keyboard. The downloads over Kindle’s wireless signal can be excruciatingly slow, but with patience it can work in a pinch.
I used my Kindle for email during a camping trip this week. My cell phone battery refused to charge and I was a long way from any Wi-Fi, but I managed to stay in touch with the Kindle.
Oh, and you can read books with it.