Nook out of stock for the holidays

It may let you down, if you were interested in buying the Barnes & Noble Nook as a holiday gift. The e-reader is now officially sold out through 2009, according to the B&N Web site.
“The hottest holiday gift is out of stock,” a message at the top of the page reads. “Order the Nook today to be first in line for the new year.” This sounds familiar to last year’s situation for Amazon, it announced a similar message on its site when it stock ran out of the Kindle. While, it may be good news for Amazon, which should have plenty of its e-readers available.

The New York Times’ Bits blog has a quote from Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst at Forrester Research, explaining what a lot of us already knew: that Barnes & Noble had rushed to announce its product to compete with Amazon and it wasn’t really quite ready to begin selling its device this year–at least not in huge quantities.

“Even without specific problems in the supply chain, the manufacturing process takes time for new products–it could be three months from the time they place the orders with their factories until they actually ship,” Epps said.

This news is from China electronics manufacturer.

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