09-06-2010 02:59 AM
Hello, I live in Italy, and I'd like to buy Nook with 3G. Is there a version connecting in Europe? I see that in B&N site there is no the possibility to buy it from here... But Kindle made a global working version. So why Nook didn't? Is it on arrival or I have to buy Kindle?
09-06-2010 07:15 AM
There's been a glut of posts about the nook not yet being available for international use. If you search these boards for "international," you'll find plenty of information.
Users on the board do not know what the progress is, if any, on being able to buy a nook internationally. There's a good possibility that the Kindle may be better suited for your needs.
You can also check out http://www.mobileread.com/forums/ for other ereader options.
09-06-2010 09:54 AM
Basically, B&N cannot sell internationally at this time and that includes e-books. You will have to get very creative if you want to buy a nook. If you can find a way to get one, then you'll have to buy books from other vendors and sideload them via the usb cable or get someone in the US that you trust with your B&N account to purchase them for you. You'll be able to download them via your nook.
09-06-2010 11:37 AM
I live in Italy, and I'd like to buy Nook with 3G.
There's no point in spending the extra for 3G. The 3G only operates in the United States. It doesn't even operate in Canada.
As others have noted, buying e-books from B&N outside of the US and Canada is problematic. B&N does not have international sales rights.
B&N doesn't say what they're working on, so we can't tell you when an international version will be available in Italy.
09-07-2010 01:00 AM
Thank you very much to all you. It's a pity I can't use Nook in Italy.
But do think that it should connect to internet here with my modem if I buy the wifi only version?
Then I could upload files from my mac. Is it correct?
09-07-2010 02:04 AM
Yes, that's true. But you need to realize you can't PURCHASE ebooks from BN in Italy. There may be booksellers in Italy that you can buy epubs or pdbs from -- you would need to look into that. Like you said, you would download them to your mac and sideload them to your NOOK. But the Wi-fi, too, would be useless for book purchasing, though maybe helpful for general web browsing.
09-07-2010 01:04 PM
At this time, NOOK is only available for shipping to the US. We understand the interest for our customers outside of the US and are working to bring NOOK to everyone.
When you travel abroad, you can read any files that are already on your NOOK. You can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots that do not use proxy security settings, such as those commonly used in hotels, and download eBooks and subscriptions already in your online digital Library. You cannot, however, purchase additional eBooks and subscriptions outside of the U.S.
The NOOK can be used to read ebooks purchased through other sites as long as the format is either PDB, PDF, secured PDF, or ePub. Additionally, titles can be downloaded and transferred to NOOK via the supplied USB cable.
Having a Canadian billing address and CC would not preclude a customer from placing an eBook order. When you create an account on BN.com you can input a Canadian credit card with a Canadian billing address and save them as your defaults.
If you are living in or visiting Canada you can shop our eBook store and download eBooks to your B&N eReader supported devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Mac and PC. This also includes the NOOK.
Although we are not selling NOOK in Canada (or anywhere outside of the United States) at this time, if you are using NOOK in Canada you will be able to sync to your B&N eBooks library and access our eBook store via Wi-Fi (not 3G).