Amazon Appstore – and Kindle Fire? – coming to Europe in summer

Amazon Appstore – and Kindle Fire? – coming to Europe in summerIt’s been a while since Amazon first opened the doors to its Appstore for Android; fifteen months, would you believe it.

Now we’re hearing that the Amazon Appstore is finally set to venture outside the US, with a European adventure possibly beginning later this summer. And you know what that means…

The Amazon Appstore for Android went live back in March 2011, and was followed – eight months later – by Amazon’s budget Kindle Fire tablet.

With a price tag of $199, the Amazon Kindle Fire initially sold by the bucketload (4.8 million units in Q411, according to IDC), however interest has seemingly waned of late, with less than 750,000 units shifted in Q112.

As such, Amazon could do with opening the Kindle Fire gates to us Europeans. Amazon has six European sites, in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Spain.

Given the insanely long wait, we’re hoping that Amazon has been busy ironing out the necessary licensing deals. It’d be nice to see the Kindle Fire launching around the same time as the Amazon Appstore.

Er, that’s assuming it has a suitably low price.

via: AllThingsD

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Pondlife  Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:10

Too late for the Fire here now, unless they are bringing a better version to the table

RealMatch  Jun. 12, 2012 at 13:48

If Google's rumoured Nexus 7 tablet is real and can sell for the $200/£175 some people are predicting, Amazon may have struggle to sell many of a lower spec and artificially restricted alternative.

Pondlife  Jun. 12, 2012 at 21:00

Even if they don't the samsung tab 2 is substantially better than the Fire anyway.

lollipop123546  Jun. 13, 2012 at 20:25

ive wanted one before chirstmas 2011 and they keep on holding it till further notice...i swear if it doesnt come out in summer i will....u dont wanna know!

Pondlife  Jun. 14, 2012 at 13:14

Really? Look around there are better options now.

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