Originally Posted by Hrethgir
Only thing I can guess is that Google made a deal with HTC to not sell anything over here that's a direct competetor for the Nexus One in exchange for building the N1 for them. I know, new guy with a conspiricy theory, but that's just me brainstorming, no Breaking News here!
Pretty good theory for the "new guy". I remember Google restricting the export of the N1 and making a curiously big deal about it. Why should Google care. Maybe this is why.