Staples today announced that it will start to carry the Amazon Kindle starting this fall. It will carry all three devices, the Kindle for US$139, the Kindle 3G for US$189, and the Kindle DX for US$379 (the latter in late fall), as well as accessories.
“Staples is not just bringing this incredible product to our 1,550+ US stores, but we are offering customers a chance to discover first-hand Amazon’s revolutionary reading device,” said Jevin Eagle, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing at Staples. “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.”
Meanwhile, Borders cut prices on some existing eReaders and started taking pre-orders for the upcoming Velocity family of devices. The Aluratek Libre will now sell for US$99 and the Kobo eReader for US$129 (although those prices are not yet reflected on their website yet). Both the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader (US$199) and the Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet (US$299) are now available for preorder as well. The former should start to ship September 30th and the latter on October 15th.