DSGi Gets iPad UK Exclusivity For 60 Days

UK Customers looking to buy an iPad from this Friday will have another outlet to go to.

DSGi, the parent company behind PC World, Currys and Dixons, has told the Times that it has secured a 60-days exclusivity period to sell the iPad through its 140 stores across UK.

As it stands, the iPad can only be pre-ordered from Apple's own stores and Best Buy will also be selling it in its only store in the UK.

DSGi will sell the device from 9am across all its stores while Apple stores will open its door from 8am.

A spokesperson for DSGi told the Register that "We can confirm that the information in The Times article is correct and Apple will be announcing their distribution plans in the next few days."

The iPad has sold more than one million units during the first month of operation and analysts expect up to eight millions to be sold by the end of the year. On Friday, it will go on sale in nine countries with a similar number getting the "magic" device in July.

We will be covering live the launch of the iPad from the flagship Regent Street Store in London and will try to grab for ourselves.