Monday, February 28, 2011

AT&T stores to carry Amazon's Kindle 3G

AT&T will begin carrying online retailer Inc's market-leading Kindle electronic reader next week, expanding the device's availability in stores.
AT&T said it would start selling the Kindle 3G at its stores across the United States beginning on Sunday and feature it in its device displays.
Amazon, whose Kindle competes with Barnes & Noble Inc's Nook and Apple Inc's iPad, has been trying to make the Kindle more widely available for sale beyond its own web site on the assumption shoppers prefer to try e-readers before buying them.

Last year, office supplies retailer Staples Inc, discount chain Target Corp and Best Buy Co Inc all started carrying the Kindle.

Forrester Research estimated in December that about 6 million Kindles had been sold at that point since its launch in 2007, far ahead of the Nook and other devices.