I can surf the web but unable to shop. I guess i'm one of the lucky ones.
B&N has screwed the pooch. Tons of people are having issues caused by the 1.2 update. It can result in failure to connect via WiFi to a broad range or access points/routers. They also had issues with their servers earlier that causes Nook Colors to de-register themselves (almost like having a cellphone without service). Their boards are full of people trying to make sense of it and no official response. http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Apps-and-NOOKbooks-Boards/ct-p/eBooks