Originally Posted by EatingPie
They haven't. They're still widely available, as cited multiple times in the thread. Even if they pull back entirely to Sony Style, that's not a sign of decline
Are you a paid advertiser of Sony? If so, I welcome you! Would show a level of interest I'd be excited about!
But seriously, while you argue well, your so intent on pursuing your agenda that you're dismissing the majority of the information discussed here, to a level that's almost approaching denial.
It reminds me of a humorous sketch with a cook, he drops a steak dinner on the floor muttering "5 second rule, its still good, it's still good", a dog comes and starts biting the steak "just a little moist, it's still good, it's still good", it combusts "just a little smoked, it's still good, it's still good". etc.
We see the same here. Sony are disinvesting themselves of retailers and stock, it's still good, it's still good. Sony are not renewing stocks of accessories even on their own site, it's still good, it's still good. Sony are not renewing stock of the READERS themselves on their OWN website, it's still good, it's still good.
Whats left of Sony's reader business? They are only selling the 350 on their website, a severely reduced collection of accessories and what's left of their stock in assorted retail stores which are rapidly running out. That's it.
But according to you, they are so successfull you're comparing them to Apple. Sony's READER market, doesnt have what Apple has, a successfull perpertuating eco system and a brand awareness so huge that people are selling their liver for their product.
Regardless of technology, this being a niche market and Sony apparantly being the 3rd best selling Ereader a year ago. They NEED to actually sell their readers, or they will be the 3rd best selling nothing.