Originally Posted by HarryT
Sorry, but I think that - if true - it's a ridiculous decision. It's ignoring world-wide standards (ie GSM) and using a proprietory standard which virtually nobody outside North America uses. Companies need to realise that there's a world-wide market out there.
The problem is the pathetic state of wireless networks in the US. It essentially requires companies to use different wireless solutions inside and outside the US. I would be amazed if Amazon does not release the Kindle in Europe, but it may be US only at least until after Christmas.