Originally nine countries were allowed to market paid android Apps. These original nations included Italy, France, Japan, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Germany, and Austria and needless to say, the United States of America.
By: t-marco October 1st, 2010
Google has just expanded Android Market paid app sales to 20 new international markets, promising to add another 18 countries over the next two weeks. According to Android Developer Ecosystem manager Eric Chu, support for paid apps now spans across nations including Canada, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan.
But here is the trick, if you live out of those countries and you want to get paid applications, you only need to do is get a sim card from one of those countries (don’t worry if the phone number of the sim card does not work). Market only sees the country code of the sim card to give you access to paid applications. I did it and works the same, just make sure after installing all the paid applications you want, switch back to your own sim card.