“According to people familiar with the matter, word of the iPhone’s impending arrival at Target first began to spread last month during meetings between store and district managers in what was then the lead up to last week’s rollout of the iPad at Target stores,” Marsal reports. “The Minneapolis, Minn.-based retailer is in the process of adding mobile phone centers to approximately 850 of its 1,743 stores by the time holiday shopping season rolls around. It’s doing so in partnership with Radio Shack, another Apple Authorized iPhone reseller, which will provide the tools that allow customers to activate their devices in-store.”
Marsal reports, “Membership-only warehouse club Sam’s Club, a subsidiary of Wal-Mart, announced during Wal-Mart’s quarterly conference call Wednesday that it too will begin selling the iPhone — in addition to the iPad — sometime in the near future.”
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