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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.

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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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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