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Amazon's new, slimmed-down Kindle devices are notable for several things, not the least of which are the upgrades to their experimental WebKit browser. It's faster and easier to navigate, says Amazon, and its new "article mode" feature extracts the main text-based content from Web pages for easier reading. Free Web browsing with Kindle over 3G or WiFi is also part of the package, thanks to a new beta program. With the addition of such capabilities, Amazon appears to be bringing the Kindle at least a baby step closer to tablet-like functionality.