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Amazon Sets Broad Kindle Availability

11/09/2011 09:39:55 AM Eastern
Seattle - All of the products in Amazon's entire new Kindle family, including the Kindle Fire tablet, will be available Nov. 15 not only through Amazon but through 16,000 U.S. stores, the company announced.

The devices will be available through Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam's Club, RadioShack, Office Depot and several other retailers. The devices are the $79 Kindle e-reader, the $99 Kindle Touch e-reader, the $149 Kindle 3G e-reader and the $199 Kindle Fire tablet.

One of the new Kindle devices, the $79 Kindle e-reader, has been available in stores since shortly after its introduction, Amazon said.

The Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

For its part, Best Buy said it would have "ample supply of Kindle Fires available" on Nov. 15 and that customers who pre-ordered Kindle Fire in-store will be able to pick-up their reserved device in-store.

Amazon sold its previous e-readers through retailers and through its website.

Previously, an Amazon spokesperson said the new Kindle products would be available first at Amazon, then rolled out to other retailers.
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