“Wal-Mart Stores has quietly begun selling Apple Computer’s popular iPod Minis in select stores, the mega retailer’s first big move into the market for the enormously popular digital music players. The discount chain is selling Minis in a ‘limited number of stores,’ a Wal-Mart representative said Monday. The representative declined to elaborate on how many of the company’s nearly 5,000 stores are carrying the device,” Alorie Gilbert and Ina Fried report for CNET News.

“The Mini is one of the few Apple products the discount chain sells, but that may soon change. The companies are rumored to be working out an agreement for Wal-Mart to begin selling the iPod Shuffle, a music device Apple unveiled last month. A report on enthusiast site AppleInsider speculated that Wal-Mart may order as many 250,000 iPod Shuffles,” Gilbert and Ina Fried report.

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