Toys 'R' Us Begins Selling iPad 2s

ToyToys 'R Us, which has sold iPods for quite some time, is hopping onto the hot "magical" Apple tablet bandwagon.

Toys 'R Us will begin selling the iPad 2 on Sunday, April 17, and it's no secret, either: Toys 'R Us has a shopping page up on the Web. The page lists those locations will that have availability on Sunday, but the quantity will vary from store to store. In the coming weeks and months, iPad 2 supplies for Toys 'R Us locations will increase.

Toys 'R Us will sell both the 16GB and 32GB wi-fi only models, for the normal retail price of $499 and $599, respectively. The 16GB model will be available in both black and white, but for some undisclosed reason the 32GB model will only come in black.

In addition, Apple iPad Smart Covers, in both polyurethane and leather variants, will be sold at Toys 'R Us. The $39 polyurethane models will be available in pink, blue, and green. Reportedly, Toys 'R Us' Times Square flagship store will carry the black and tan leather covers for $69.

Toys 'R' Us is just the latest retailer to join the host already selling the iPad 2.  In addition to its own stores, as well as Verizon and AT&T stores, Apple has a footprint in several major U.S. retail chains, including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart.
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