CHICAGO May 5 Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said
on Thursday that it would start selling Amazon.com Inc's
(AMZN.O) Kindle this week, as Amazon continues to bring the
electronic reader into more shops to attract potential buyers.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, introduced the
market-leading Kindle in 2007. Since then, the company has
faced competitors such as Barnes & Noble Inc's (BKS.N) Nook and
Apple Inc's popular (AAPL.O) iPad, two devices that Wal-Mart
The world's largest retailer said that it plans to have
Kindle devices at 3,100 of its U.S. stores.
Wi-Fi and 3G Kindle devices will be priced at $189 and the
Kindle Wi-Fi with special offers will be priced at $114,
matching the prices Amazon.com charges on its own website.
Other chains, such as Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) and Target
Corp (TGT.N), already sell Kindle devices.
Amazon could not be immediately reached for comment.
(Reporting by Jessica Wohl, editing by Bernard Orr)