If you’re planning to pick up a Kindle Fire
at Walmart, you’d better hurry. The retail giant won’t be bringing in any new shipments of Kindles, likely because it sees Amazon as encroaching on its digital retail space.
The do-not-carry list includes all Kindles, including the humble e-readers. Similar e-readers and tablets, including the iPad
, aren’t expected to be pulled. Walmart may be distancing itself from a device that lets consumers shop Amazon’s website online, or it may be seeing consumer interest in other devices. Or both. In any event, Walmart is not the first to drop Amazon’s Kindle from its shelves – Target did so about a month ago.