AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) will begin selling the Amazon Kindle 3G version of the ereader in its company-owned retail stores March 6, marking the first time the operator will sell a wireless device in its stores that isn't directly tied to a cellular rate plan.
The Amazon Kindle uses AT&T's wireless network but the cost of the service is built into the price of the device and the price per book that is downloaded, which occurs over AT&T's network or a Wi-Fi network.
AT&T said it will include the Kindle 3G in its connected devices displays, along with the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, iPad and Samsung GalaxyTab. The Kindle 3G is currently priced at $189.
A recent ABI Research report found the majority of ereader devices are sold in the United States, with Amazon seen as the largest device supplier. In January, Amazon said that it had sold millions of third-generation Kindle ereader devices in the fourth quarter of 2010, with the unit surpassing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the best-selling product in the company's history.
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