J&R Computer Gets Kindle, Target Gets Kindle WiFi

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Updated! Is Amazon about to sell its Kindle eReader through additional stores to better compete with the Barnes & Noble Nook? We learned it has just signed on J&R Computer and Music World (NYC), which will join Target stores and HMS Host airport stores the sole three brick-and-mortar outlets to date.

J&R just began selling the Kindle DX graphite (with 9.7-inch screen and 3G) at $379 through its 2 stores. It is not selling the device on its web site.

Meanwhile Target will begin selling both the new Kindle Wi-Fi (6-inch) and Kindle 3G around the end of September, said a spokeswoman. Target became the first brick-and- mortar chain to offer the Kindle when it began selling the 6-inch Kindle 3G this spring.

An Amazon spokesman said, “Ideally we want to sell Kindle where customers want to buy it. So we will work on expanding our retailer network.”

Source: CEoutlook

Photo: New Kindle Wi-Fi

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