Originally Posted by l_macd
I think it's probably more of a supply issue with Amazon not selling all Kindle models internationally from the word go. They want to make sure they can meet the demand for sales in the US (which is their biggest market) in what is traditionally a busy period for them (now through to Christmas). Once they've met that demand and have more supply, they'll then look at releasing the other models elsewhere. Not very good for those of us outside the US, but reasonably understandable.
The only problem with that theory is that the Kindle Fire has never been available outside the US. Even after the previous holiday season. The real issue seems to be related to Amazon Prime, which is definitely not available in Canada, and most of the newer Kindle devices are aimed at tapping into the Prime ecosystem. Until Amazon Prime is available internationally, selling an Amazon device that is designed to deeply integrate with Prime would be pointless.