Original Link: http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/25/4462272/barnes-noble-nook-tablet-third-party-partnership-model

As was seemingly just a matter of time, the struggling book seller confirmed that it is abandoning its Nook hardware business and will instead rely on a ”partnership model for manufacturing in the competitive color tablet market” that will seek third-party manufacturers to build eReaders that run Nook software.

The ebook reader / tablet business is not an easy business, and Barnes & Noble never got the traction that Amazon got with their Kindles…