The Barnes and Noble Nook line of e-readers has been a runaway success for Barnes and Noble, today they claimed that over 650,000 newspapers and magazines have been sold via the Nook Color. We have reports today that Barnes and Noble is ceasing to manufacture the Nook 3G variant due to lackluster demand.
The Barnes and Noble Nook 3G was the first e-reader that the bookstore giant released early last year. It was then followed up by the Nook WIFI, which was much more affordable. Due to dwindling demand, because customers are gravitating towards the cheaper WIFI or the Nook Color, it looks like its all over for the Nook 3G.
Normally when a company ceases to make anymore units of a big success, they are planning a followup model. Could we perhaps see the next gen Nook 3G e-reader with a pearl display, such as the Sony PRS-650 has? We have not seen anything of note at the FCC lately, so only time will tell.
So if you are wanting to get the Nook 3G before they are sold out for good, we recommend doing it now! Our retail partner Shop e-Readers has a bunch in stock.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.