Only three days ago, we reported that Amazon was rumoured to be planning the release of the Kindle Fire 2 for the third quarter of this year. Yesterday, however, PC World and Currys (the Dixons Group), revealed that the Kindle Fire would now be heading to the UK, sometime around October.
In its very early pre-Christmas press event, the group stated that it expected the tablet to be the sixth best selling item of the festive season, whilst it pegged Google's Nexus 7 at number three. Hoping it's not true, though with no surprises if it turns out to be the case, this statement suggests that whilst the US will likely receive the Kindle Fire 2 at around the same time in October, the UK may very well receive an overpriced clearance deal.
It is possible, mind you, that Dixons either feels Google is simply a hotter topic at the moment or that it's aware of the Kindle Fire 2 pricing and specifications and that they're not looking so snazzy; at this point, it's complete conjecture. On a more positive note, this move suggests that Amazon's Appstore will be opened up to UK developers and the increase in consumer base will no doubt be a welcome matter for US developers as well.