OfficeMax Adds Kindle To e-Reader Selection

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expanded its e-reader selection again with the addition of Amazon's 3G-equipped Kindle, which becomes available Aug. 7 in stores nationwide.

The announcement follows OfficeMax's July 30 availability of the Barnes & Noble Simple Touch Reader and Nook Color Reader in stores nationwide and at OfficeMax.com.

They'll join two models from Aluratek and two from Pandigital. Both Aluratek models are sold on the company's website, as is one of the Pandigital models. The Pandigital models are also sold through the website.

The e-reader additions are part of a company expansion into mobile products. The company began selling tablets late last year and expanded the selection this year, adding the BlackBerry Playbook in April, Acer's Iconia in May, and the Hewlett-Packard TouchPad and Toshiba Thrive in July. They joined the Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab.

In June, the retailer entered the cellphone business with Virgin Mobile prepaid service in select stores nationwide. The retailer began offering the MiFi2200 mobile hotspot, Ovation MC760 USB modem and BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone.

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