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Barnes & Noble’s NOOK 3G: Discontinuation – Your Thoughts

January 25, 2022 | Tim Ollason
Barnes & Noble’s NOOK 3G: Discontinuation – Your Thoughts

With the NOOK Color being so popular to our readers, it comes as a bit of a shock to see reports that any NOOK model would be discontinued at all, the 3G model is the one that will be phased out. So far since its release, we have reported on 2 separate overclocking instances for the NOOK Color, where people are getting the most out of the processor’s potential power.

Is it just that tablet PCs are becoming so popular that people simply don’t want eReaders and therefore the demand is falling? The NOOK Color has actually had such successful sales that we reported on them back at the end of December. Barnes & Noble will be hoping that the NOOK Color sales keep being of a good standard as this is their main device.

Will Shanklin over at, is reporting that perhaps the reasoning behind the discontinuation is who actually buys a book every day? Perhaps this is why they aren’t so popular? Engadget’s Darren Murph has reported an exclusive article that says the 3G NOOK eReader is being phased out. They are being phased out purely because of lack of bulk sales. You can read more about the specs of the 3G model here.

What do you think of the NOOK 3G being discontinued? Are you disappointed? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. Garious says:

    Technology comes and goes as fast as they were created. What a shame? I think we'll have to wait what will kill tablet PCs next? Perhaps, they can turn Nook into something else - then people would question what kind of clone it is. I guess, all good things do come to an end.

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