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Old 08-03-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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which e reader to buy for places like Singapore in Asia?

i am looking to get my hands on an e reader. but i realize a lot of it are only available online. can anyone suggest me a few that can be used in Asia, Singapore?
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They can all be used overseas. Some require a bit of slight of hand to download books from the sanctioned website. All of them can have books side loaded on them.

If you are looking for a an ebook reader that you can buy books from the sanctioned store (Amazon, Borders, B&N, Sony) then you should check each devices availability.

I checked the K3, it is saying that it cannot be shipped to Singapore and that you cannot buy Kindle books in Singapore.
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i am looking to get my hands on an e reader. but i realize a lot of it are only available online. can anyone suggest me a few that can be used in Asia, Singapore?
Hi nelson7lim,

Did you look at PocketBook models? We ship to Singapore and many happy clients came through this forum

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Old 08-03-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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oh.. i heard kindle has been a problem for Singaporeans. how about nook? i'm really interested on getting a nook.
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kindle thread in singapore forums is quite active... you need very roundabout/detour ways to get ur hands on a kindle and buy kindle books but it can be done , regardless of amazon not selling to us haha...

getting nook and buying from b&n is also same diffculty as amazon when you are in singapore.

so i guess u are better off with readers that support buying from 3rd party stores like smash words / baen /fictionwise / ebook.com. plus singapore library has overdrive that lends free ebooks... so its better to get a reader that can support DRM-epub or DRM pdfs

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The Nook does not sell outside of the US and you will not be able to get books on it from B&N without a work around.

You probably she decide what features you are most interested and make your decision based on that.
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