Nook's 3G Version May Be Phased Out

Barnes & Noble will keep WiFi-only model, says tech site
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2011 12:19 PM CST
In this Feb. 9, 2010 file photo, a customer reads a Nook electronic reader at a Barnes & Noble book store in Hackensack, NJ.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

(Newser) – Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader is quite popular—but apparently, just the WiFi-only version. The bookseller is discontinuing the model with 3G, reports Engadget, and apparently will continue sales only until the current stock runs out. The move makes sense, writes Will Shanklin on Because e-readers require data connections only when the user is downloading books or syncing, "it makes perfect sense that more customers opt for a cheaper wi-fi model." But CNET cautions that other so-called scoops about the Nook turned out to be false.

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