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Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe

updated 06:28 pm EDT, Thu August 30, 2012

Android app store launch hints at Kindle Fire on continent

The Amazon Appstore is now available to Europeans in a localized format. The Android-based service from Amazon is up and running in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with prices in local currency and a more regionalized list of apps being featured on its front page. The timing of the Appstore launch ahead of a press event suggests that the European launch of an Amazon tablet such as the Kindle Fire or it's likely replacement could be on the cards.

Previously, the Appstore was a US-only affair, before it was opened up to other countries in September. Although users in Europe could access it with no problems, the store dealt with everything in US dollars as opposed to a local currency. The new Appstore includes features seen in the US version, such as the free app of the day and test-driving apps.

At present, Amazon does not have any tablet devices on sale in Europe. The Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Keyboard have all found an audience in the UK, where it has become the dominant brand for ebook readers.



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