As a UK resident, the Amazon Appstore is one of those US-only Android apps that I am excluded access to. For a while it was possible to side-load the apk to gain access to their free app-of-the-day, but Amazon put a stop to this too.
So I was happy to hear the news that Amazon are getting close to launching its Appstore in Europe, with a summer release expected.
There are also rumors that this is Amazon paving the way for a Kindle Fire release in Europe. With many new budget tablets being released and the (hopefully not US-only) Google Nexus tablet on it’s way, I’d say they may have missed the boat.