Okay, so the Nook now has the start of a decent retail presence in the UK, which will likely grow. Good. Now I can turn my eye to the more interesting story.
B&N and Amazon seem to be having a press release war this week. They've both been issuing press releases for various stories, including ones today for the UK retail partners (B&N) and the expansion of the Amazon Appstore into Europe. I don't yet know the reason for this fight but it is entertaining. It's also worth noting because it's a sign that B&N might be holding a launch event fairly soon. We know Amazon has one next week, so it's possible that B&n also has an event in September.
Any guesses as to why?
Personally, I think the lack of a mention of the NC and NT might be a clue. The UK partners won't be carrying B&N's enhanced ereaders because B&N is about to launch a new model. If anyone cares to slip me a copy of the spec sheet, you know where to find me.