Galaxy Nexus purchase - Google Play store outside US

I'm keen to purchase a Galaxy Nexus, unlocked and contract free.
However, I'm located in the UK and it currently isn't possible to purchase from the Google Play store.

Does anyone happen to know whether this will eventually become available to purchase in the same way (in the UK or any other regions)?

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Galaxy_Nexus_HSPA_soon_with_Android_4_1_Jelly_Bean?id=galaxy_nexus_hspa&hl=en