Report: No Kindle Launch in UK This Year

Europe’s complicated mobile landscape will prevent the Kindle from launching in the UK this year, reports The BookSeller:

In an interview with The Bookseller, Brian McBride, managing director of Amazon in the UK, said it was not yet clear when the Kindle would launch in the country … “In Europe it is a minefield as there are so many [mobile] operators. If you buy a Kindle in the UK and want to read it on the beach on holiday in Spain, unless we have signed deals in Spain it is not going to work on that beach.”

Sony’s Reader does not include mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity, which may have expedited its recent launch in the UK.

(Via Jose Alonso Furtado’s Twitter stream.)

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