It is being released here in october in John Lewis and you can then buy book from the uk B&N website which will be launched at the same time. With it being epub it also means you should be able to buy ebooks from WHsmiths and waterstones too. It is tempting though isn't it?
Here. It is like the Kindle Paperwhite which amazon aren't releasing here. To me it looks great and being epub means that I could borrow ebooks from the library. I seriously think amazon have missed the boat by not releasing the paperwhite here when their rivals are releasing their award winning lighted e-reader. There are also books available in epub that are not available on kindle.
I am very tempted to get to a John Lewis in October to get one (my kindle is an old keyboard and might give up the ghost soon if the recent kindle threads are anything to go by)