This makes me wonder about features like Read-In-Store. If they announced this summer that they were no longer going to make and sell Nooks, would they continue to offer that to existing customers and, if so, for how long.
My wife and I use that feature quite a bit. We don't sit and read whole books or anything but it's a great way to check out books that we may be considering but aren't quite sure about.
If they get out of the ereader market, would they continue on as an ebook seller or get out of ebooks altogether?
Of course, if they continue to sell ebooks, they could probably continue to offer Read-In-Store to users of other ereaders and tablets through their Nook app.
I guess it's all speculation at this point.