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Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Staples, Best Buy to get the Amazon Kindle Fire


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Kindle Touch, the company's next generation e-reader, at an event in New York.
Staples and Best Buy will carry Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet in stores in time for the holiday season, the retailers announced close on the heels of Amazon’s main event.

The Fire and the new Kindle Touch will hit Staples sometime in November, according to a Staples release.A spokeswoman said that the retail outlet hasn’t set a date for when the tablet will be on store shelves. Pre-ordered Kindle Fires will ship from Amazon.com on Nov. 15.

As for the rest of the Kindle family, Staples will offer the $79 Kindle on Oct. 8, and the current Kindle for $99.99 starting Thursday.

Best Buy is taking pre-orders for all the new Kindles starting Thursday, Sept. 29, and they will be in stores for the holidays, the company said.

The Kindle Fire, Amazon’s new 7-inch tablet, will eventually be sold everywhere that the Kindle e-reader is sold, Amazon execs said Wednesday.

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