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Wal-Mart To Begin Selling Kindle E-readers

May 6, 2011

Wal-Mart has announced that it will begin selling the Kindle e-reader from Amazon starting this week as the retail giant moves to upscale and expand its tech offerings, Reuters reports.

Introduced by Amazon in 2007, the leading e-reader has faced competition from the Barnes & Noble Nook and Apple’s iPad, two of the mobile reader devices that Wal-Mart already has on its shelves.

Wal-Mart said that it plans to have Kindle devices at 3,100 of its US stores and will be priced at $189 for the 3G version. The wifi-only version, with Special Offers, will be priced at $114. The Special Offers version is the same as a normal Kindle but has sponsored screensavers and ads that play during navigation.

Best Buy and Target already sell Kindle devices at their stores.

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