Sony Kills E-Reader

Sony has announced that May’s production run of its e-reader was the last. The e-reader will be available while supplies exist. Whether you can actually find on depends on your country of residence. For example, you might find one in the UK, it is out-of-stock in Canada.

This announcement comes on the heals of Sony’s decision to sell its e-book business (outside of Japan) to Kobo.

Sony’s decision was probably based on the fact that its e-reader was never as popular as those by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.

Publishers Weekly estimates that Amazon’s Kindle has fifty percent of the e-reader market.

Can Barnes & Noble, which no longer self-produces the Nook, and Kobo remain as viable competitors?