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Does Kindle hate Canada?

It seems that the Kindle is finally going international. This morning, Amazon announced that it will begin shipping a new version of the e-reading device that will be able to download content wirelessly over AT&T’s international cellphone network. Before any of you get too excited, however, we should note that though it will be available in more than 100 countries, including Bolivia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it will still not be available in Canada.

According to CBC News:

The new e-reader will sell for $279 U.S. and will be sold to customers outside of the U.S., in countries such as the U.K., Australia, Japan, India and Germany.

A message on the Amazon.com website reads: “Unfortunately, we are currently unable to ship Kindles or offer Kindle content in Canada. We are working to make Kindle available to our Canadian customers as soon as possible.”