“Booooooooo!” is the noise running through my head right now as I contemplate Amazon’s new wares. “Booooooooo!”
In a year that has also seen us deprived of the MeeGo-running Nokia N9, it seems that the UK won’t be seeing the Amazon Kindle Fire (or Kindle Touch) either. Sucks to be us, huh?
I spoke to Amazon’s PR company immediately after the New York announcement last night, but strangely enough they weren’t able to tell me anything. You would think a company as big as Amazon – with an announcement of that calibre – would have its house in order.
Instead, I was put on a mailing list for an Amazon UK press release, a press release I’m still waiting for now as it happens.
However, in the meantime, an Amazon UK spokesperson has told Pocket-lint: “Today, Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch are available only in the US,” so it ain’t sounding too good.
As an added slap in the face, the new $79 Kindle will cost us not the equivalent £50.50. Nope, over here it’ll cost us £89.
Furg you, Amazon. I thought we were friends.