Remember how one of the biggest disadvantage of the Kindle versus the Nook used to be that Barnes & Noble had so many physical outlet stores and Amazon didn’t? Well, today Amazon announced that, as of November 15th, over 16,000 stores across the US will be carrying the devices, including Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam’s Club, Radio Shack, Office Depot, and more.
Of course, most of these stores already have been carrying Kindle goods for a while, but it’s a little startling just how many of them there really are now. It’s a far cry from the days when Kindle owners used to have to act as local goodwill ambassadors, arranging times to meet with potential buyers and show off their nifty mail-order toy.
(Found via our sister blog Gadgetell.)