“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may start selling Apple Inc.’s iPad in 2010 in some U.S. stores as it competes with electronics chains for consumers who want to connect their e-mail, movies, games and music,” Chris Burritt reports for Bloomberg.
“‘We anticipate being able to have the iPad later this year,’ Gary Severson, senior vice president of entertainment for Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores, said in a telephone interview,” Burritt reports. “The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company isn’t prepared to provide specifics on the timing and pricing of the iPad, he said.”
Burritt reports, “Apple has sold more than 1 million iPads since they went on sale in the U.S. last month, making the debut more successful than the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. Apple sells the device, a tablet computer that lets users read digital books and access the Internet, online and in its stores. Best Buy Co. also sells it.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath. Remember, getting iPods into Wal-Mart way back when was a big deal for Apple and really helped cement iPod’s dominance.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]