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Old 07-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Sony getting out of eBooks buisiness ?

There is some strange rumor flying around about some letter from Sony to distributors notifying about ending it's eBook buiseness.

Personally I think it's hard to believe especially in light of recent MAC support announcement and expectations for bigger screen reader but the rumor comes from several sources closed to the distributors.
So, there is something probably behind it - either some major misunderstanding (I hope) or ...
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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There is some strange rumor flying around about some letter from Sony to distributors notifying about ending it's eBook business.

Personally I think it's hard to believe especially in light of recent MAC support announcement and expectations for bigger screen reader but the rumor comes from several sources closed to the distributors.
So, there is something probably behind it - either some major misunderstanding (I hope) or ...
I think this is not true. Sony would not be letting slip bits about new Readers if they were. maybe Sony is ending the 505. That could possibly be true.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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I think this is not true. Sony would not be letting slip bits about new Readers if they were. maybe Sony is ending the 505. That could possibly be true.
Actually, word is that Sony are discontinuing the 700! Someone from Adorama Camera (adorama.com) posted on another thread that their order for 700's has remained unfilled, and they were informed the 700 was being discontinued:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50402

Also, the 700 is listed as Discontinued at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ital_Book.html

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Old 07-08-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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The 700 is not being discontinued by Sony according to the two reps from Sony that I talked to this week. See this thread for more details.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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I believe the 700 is being replaced by a newer model in the coming months.

Word on the street is that Sony is happy with sales at the Sony Store. They're applying some muscle to get publishers to send them books faster.
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Both the reps I talked with made it quite clear that the 700 is a top seller and is going no where. They both talked about the new model being a third model and not a replacement for the 700.
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Both the reps I talked with made it quite clear that the 700 is a top seller and is going no where. They both talked about the new model being a third model and not a replacement for the 700.
I did see that thread.

Could be what I heard were just rumors but they were from folks in the know. Time will tell.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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Hope they're just rumours! I've got 3 Sony's.

I'd hate to pull the trigger on a Kindle.

See whine thread.
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