Barnes & Noble Is Going to Stop Making Nook Tablets

nook logoBarnes & Noble has announced that it’s going to leave manufacturing of its Color tablet line up to third party manufacturers.

In a press release, B&N explained that it will create a “partnership model for manufacturing in the competitive color tablet market.” The move is clearly driven by poor financial performance, and the company explains that it will reduce “risks associated with manufacturing.”

Interestingly, B&N will continue to develop its Simple Touch and Glowlight e-readers in-house, while its tablet line will be co-branded with a “yet to be announced third party manufacturers of consumer electronics products”.

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