Apparantly its only available in the U.S at the moment, as i tried to pre-order and it wouldnt ship to me.
Im sick of not being able to get things, and it only being in the U.S. No doubt when they eventually decide to release it to us poor relatives, we will be charged an inflated price!!!!
Hopefully will have some family member on holiday in the States at some stage and can get one shipped to them and they can bring it home.
AFAIK the Silk browser won't work as intended if you're outside the States as it uses the Amazon Cloud to speed it up and I'm not sure if this will work, there is an option though to turn off the Silk browser and use the browser like a conventional one.
So the only services you would have on the Kindle are:
The App Store (this works on my android phone so should be ok)
The Kindle store (as above, and I can purchase books from the US)
The MP3 store and Movies/TV shows won't work and you'll just have to load them on using the 8GB internal memory.
No SD slot is a huge draw-back as well as a 16GB would be nice and handy to circumvent the movies/tv issue.
Could be some time, the Kindle Fire uses a cloud based web browser. All content you view goes through their servers first, because they're an American based company your data would be vulnerable to US laws. So really it's just the EU looking protecting us.