May 2, 2012

Target Stores To Phase Out Kindle Products

The Verge:
In a statement provided to The Verge, Target said that it is "phasing out Kindles and Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012." Target said their decision was intended to find the right "product assortment" for its customers, but the truth may have more to do with its business partners than its customers.

(via Silicon Alley Insider.)
Here's a long-shot wager: Target is the kickoff mainstream retail outlet for Apple's forthcoming iReader tablet, and has signed an exclusivity agreement precluding their selling anyone else's tablet product after the unveiling at WWDC in June.

That's my one wild speculation for the upcoming Apple new product season.