Staples to Carry Amazon Kindle Starting in Fall

Amazon KindleOffice retailer Staples (SPLS) will sell Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle device in its stores starting this fall.

Staples will carry the Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX models of the reading device, the company said in a statement. Prices will range from $139 to $379.

"As part of our efforts to offer customers a wide range of top technology products and services at amazing values, the new Kindle is a natural fit," Staples executive vice president Jevin Eagle said.

The Kindle is Amazon.com's best-selling product. It wirelessly downloads books, magazines and other documents and displays them on a screen that mimics the appearance of paper.

Amazon has aggressively cut the price of the Kindle to compete with Apple's (AAPL) iPad.


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lthrnck68

This is a great device if you can't be bothered with carrying an actual book around. Me? I prefer the real thing. Actual paper and ink books. Whatever the price, I'd rather spend the money adding to my personal library.

August 31 2010 at 4:41 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Lorraine

I prefer "real" books, too, but for travel the Kindle is a lifesaver!! When I'm not carting around half a dozen books, I can pack more shoes!

August 31 2010 at 4:47 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply