Apple has signed an agreement with DSGi to sell the iPad in the U.K. at 139 Currys, PC World, and Dixons Travel outlet shops from launch, 60 days before rivals Comet, Tesco, John Lewis, and the Carphone Warehouse. The Times Online, citing an internal DSGi staff memo, reports that the iPad will go on sale at 9 a.m. local time Friday in 70 PC World stores, 28 Curry shops, 22 Dixons Travel outlets, and 19 combined PC World/Currys stores. The memo also said that “[d]emand is expected to be high, mirroring what happened in the US,” and added that a detailed list of which stores will be offering the tablet will be posted online this week
Good news for those of you in the UK looking to grab an iPad this weekend. Now that international pre-order shipping dates are sliding back, chasing one down at a retail outlet may be the quicker path to iPad ownership.
I know (from site statistics) that we have some UK readers here. Where / how are you all planning to acquire your iPads?