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Old 11-27-2007, 01:34 PM   #31
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Amazon are very big throughout Europe; that's what makes their decision to go with EVDO as a wireless solution so puzzling. Had they gone with EDGE, as Apple did with the iPhone, the Kindle could have easily been rolled out internationally. As it is, the hardware will need to be redesigned for the European market.
They can just as easily run a separate production line with EDGE or any other data transfer technology (just change a chip). When it comes to manufacturing in the quantities that I assume the Kindle is being made, running a different motherboard revision is no big deal. So I don't think choosing in any way EVDO for U.S. means they are not bothering with international markets.
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They can just as easily run a separate production line with EDGE or any other data transfer technology (just change a chip). When it comes to manufacturing in the quantities that I assume the Kindle is being made, running a different motherboard revision is no big deal. So I don't think choosing in any way EVDO for U.S. means they are not bothering with international markets.
Of course they need CE certification for Europe.

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