Amazon responds to the launch of the Barnes & Noble Nook by lowering the price of the international Kindle to $259, and offering people who bought it for $279 a $20 refund.
Good news! Due to strong customer demand for our newest Kindle with U.S. and international wireless, we are consolidating our family of 6" Kindles. As part of this consolidation, we are lowering the price of the Kindle you just purchased from $279 down to $259. You don't need to do anything to get the lower price--we are automatically issuing you a $20 refund. This refund should be processed in the next few days and will appear as a credit on your next billing statement.
Engadget also reports that web browsing is not completely disabled outside the US. There's only one site that works though, it's the mobile edition of Wikipedia in English - without pictures of course.