3G Nook Discontinued Due to Lack of Demand

January 24, 2011
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We've heard countless reports of just how well the NOOK eBook reader has been doing. It seems that Barnes & Noble were not even expecting the numbers they are seeing. But with an Android-based color eReader, how could they go wrong? Well it seems the 3G version isn't selling as much as expected and it's on track to be discontinued.

While no numbers are being thrown out, the 3G version has been officially canceled. You will still be able to pick one up while supplies last, and nothing is happening to both the Nook and the nookCOLOR - don't worry.

It seems people are using their eReaders at home connected to WiFi or they have enough content to last them until they are back within reach of a connection. What do you think? Is this a smart move for the Nook line?

[Via Engadget]


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  • http://k3rnel.net Nushio

    I would never pay for 3G data for a tablet, the Wifi version suits me fine. If needed, I can just tether my phone using a Wifi access point anyway.

  • http://AndroidCommunity.com Dylan Bailey

    Very good point. I personally would have a hard time paying for data on a tablet, and paying for data on an eBook reader would be absolutely pointless.

  • matt

    there was no data plan required on the nook 3g. it has a at&t 3g module built in that was included in the price

  • Eric

    If it were not for the 3G I would not have bought my Nook. I hardly ever use the wifi feature…I buy all of my books over 3G.

  • Jason

    My Wi-fi nook is perfect for me. And as others have said, the 3G was free…so maybe ATT upped the rate and it made it financially illogical. I don’t browse the web or anything on my nook, I have my phone for that. The only people this should affect is people without smart phones to accompany their nook.