Originally Posted by HarryT
WiFi would rather negate the "point" of Whispernet - that it's available no matter where you are. Free WiFi hotspots are few and far between in the UK!
I'd agree that one of the major selling points of the Kindle is that the network is (nearly) always there and always on. But if they're going to take the device international then having to negotiate separate telco deals (and hardware on different frequencies and protocols) in every country is going to be a serious hobble for it. The WiFi would be a compromise. It's not ideal, but better than having to connect to a PC and do everything there.