Sony concedes defeat, officially exits the e-book reader business

By Shawn Knight
Aug 6, 2014
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  1. Sony has officially exited the e-reader business. The electronics giant recently told the BBC that they don't have any plans to develop a successor to their current model, the PRS-T3, because e-readers are no longer economically viable.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I never even knew Sony was in the e-book reading business.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Kudos to Sony for trying to stay this long in a market nobody knew that they were in. I wonder if they were unable to make use of books in Amazon?
  4. "because e-readers are no longer economically viable"

    What they should say is, "because e-readers are no longer economically viable market for us to compete in".

    E-readers may still be somewhat niche, but electronics WILL replace paper books. Its not economically viable for a reader to purchase 100s of paper books vs 100s of e-books. Not to mention the time and ease to do so. Im not saying it will happen in a year or two, but eventually. That is curtain.

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