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Old 10-13-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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Question Region Locked?

Are there any indication in the US reader and Connect software that the device is region locked?

I am wondering if a PRS 505 bought now from the US will be usable on the UK version of the store next year when launched next year.

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Old 10-13-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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I don't see why it would be region locked. The only issue people had was using the Connect store from outside the USA.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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There's absolutely no problem at all with using a US Reader in the UK. I've been doing so for the best part of a year now.
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Doing business with Sony, in relation to the Reader, is region locked, regarding with you need an American credit card number to buy device and ebooks.
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Doing business with Sony, in relation to the Reader, is region locked, regarding with you need an American credit card number to buy device and ebooks.
I could go to the Sony Style shop with a UK credit card and buy one. Not a problem.
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Every time I tried I failed with a Canadian one.
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I could go to the Sony Style shop with a UK credit card and buy one. Not a problem.
But you couldn't buy one online. It's a little awkward if the nearest Sony Style shop that stocks the Reader is 3000 miles away .
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Online true. But in person, I'd be fine. And a lot of UK residents go to Florida where they can easily buy a 505.
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Good clarification Harry. Jon you made me realize I have remote family in Florida and I'd never thought of bugging them with a purchase.
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Something I noticed about the Connect Store Account thing recently -- the part where you enter a credit card has an entry control for the country that is clearly a scrolling type control -- I mean that it's designed to scroll through a list of choices (see the attachment). The list only has the U.S. in it at the moment, but the fact that it's designed to handle multiple values is a bit encouraging.
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That scrolling list box for the country bodes well for the rumored UK launch in 2008.
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Ah, yes -- that's even the very one I was thinking of! Thanks, now I just need to ask Alex to add it to the list here so I won't have to wormhole it.
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