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Amazon to sell Kindle e-readers through retail

Looking to outflank rival Barnes & Noble, Amazon will sell its entire family of Kindle e-readers through some 16,000 retail outlets across the country.

The roster of outlets includes Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam's Club, RadioShack, and Office Depot. The timing was also a not-so-subtle rejoinder to Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch, who on Monday dunned the Kindle Fire's 6GB of usable storage "deficient." He also asked, "If you wanted to get support with the Fire, where would you go? Amazon's headquarters in Seattle?"

Now there's an answer.

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