Office Depot says it will offer Amazon's Kindle Fire for US$199 at its stores in time for the holiday season
BOCA RATON, Florida
October 19, 2011
– Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced plans to offer Amazon’s Kindle Fire for $199 at nationwide retail store locations in time for the start of the 2011 Holiday season.
Kindle Fire is a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent reading - to movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more.
The Kindle Fire features a dual-core processor, 7-inch color touch screen, 8GB of onboard storage, unlimited cloud-based storage for content purchased from Amazon.com, eight hours of battery life, and the revolutionary cloud-accelerated Amazon Silk web browser.
“Expanding our Amazon Kindle portfolio to include the groundbreaking Kindle Fire in time for the Holiday season gives us the opportunity to provide our customers with access to what will certainly be one of the most sought-after gifts of the year,” said Farla Efros, Interim Head of Merchandising for Office Depot.
Office Depot will also offer Kindle Fire accessories at launch, including a zip sleeve for $29.99.
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About Office Depot
Celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides supplies and services to its customers through 1,627 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.6 billion, and employs about 40,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office supplies and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 56 countries.
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