Sony in danger of fumbling its big e-reader shot

Sony in danger of fumbling its big e-reader shot

Summary: Sony says it can't guarantee shipments for its latest e-readers for the holidays and that could be a big issue as it tries to compete with Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's nook.

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Sony says it can't guarantee shipments for its latest e-readers for the holidays and that could be a big issue as it tries to compete with Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's nook.

Here's all you need to see from the SonyStyle store:

When Sony launched its latest e-readers in August the company said it would be set to meet holiday demand. Now that the demand is here Sony isn't so sure about the supply.

Also: Sony Reader Daily Edition available for pre-order now; unclear when you'll get it

Barnes & Noble is also cutting it close for Christmas deliveries, but says it can hit the Dec. 18 shipment date.

If Sony and Barnes & Noble struggle it will be a big win for Amazon's Kindle.

Related: Retail distribution may tip e-reader race; Barnes & Noble rolls out Nook

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  • Sony says it can?t guarantee shipments

    That's ok at $399 I can't guarantee a purchase either.
    T-Rexx
    • good point

      for $400 I can buy 80 $5 books or 20 $20 books which I can give to at least 10 more people to read so you do the math...
      pupkin_z
  • RE: Sony in danger of fumbling its big e-reader shot

    Paperbacks are like $5... and they have plenty of them in stock.
    condelirios
  • RE: Sony in danger of fumbling its big e-reader shot

    makes sense to me being it is the best choice out there . . . it is gonna sell out first, I love mine!
    photomstr1
  • RE: Sony in danger of fumbling its big e-reader shot

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