This usually occurs when you are located in a country that is not supported yet. Here are a list of the supported countries:
USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
If you live outside of the countries listed above you will not be able to purchase pay for apps. Th elist of countries is updated often and you can see the latest list at: http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-4664#Q_Can_the_Intel_AppUpSM_center_be_used_from_any_country
I'm not pleased with this reply.
I downloaded the app store because I'm an Angry Birds fan. I could already play it on my iPad, and now want to play it on my gaming rig with HD touch screen (Acer T230H).
I'm in Malaysia. You know, that country where Intel manufacturers their chips in.
It's sad when the country that gives Intel that plot of land to make their sillicon is locked out of the store. While Singapore, just south of Malaysia, gets in on the action.
And oh, Angry Birds is available in Malaysia on the OSX App Store. I'd have bought it, but my Acer T230H's touch component doesn't work right under OS X on my Mac Mini as is.
You're biting the hands that feeds you Intel. The hands that provide you with the labor needed to run your factories. The hands that provided you with the plot of land to build the factory on to let you fabricate your little chips and ship worldwide.
Sad. Real sad.
Thank you for sharing your comments and we acknowledge your concern. Intel would like nothing more than to be able to make all apps available in all countries. The restriction is due to limitations of the payment process for apps. Because Intel is not a bank or a financial institution, the Intel AppUp(SM) center uses an industry standard payment processing service to collect and process credit card payment information. It is the payment processing service that limits the countries we can make pay for apps available. We are working with our payment processing vendor to add more countries as quickly as we can, but I do not have a time line for when additional countries would be added. Your comments have been heard and rest assured we at Intel are doing everything we can to expedite this.
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