Amazon's Kindle will join Apple's iPad at AT&T's 2,200 brick-and-mortar stores starting next month, the company has announced.
AT&T will only be offering the 3G version of the Kindle, which at $189, takes advantage of AT&T's own data network. AT&T hasn't said whether the company will make money on each Kindle. The cost of 3G access is already built into the price the 3G version of the Kindle, and AT&T has not announced and exclusive deals regarding its deal with Amazon.
AT&T isn't the first company Amazon has struck a Kindle distribution deal with. Staples, Best Buy, Target and Microsoft Store all offer the Kindle, giving consumers the opportunity to try the device before they purchase it. That's an important step for a product developed by a company without a physical store.
In addition to the Kindle, AT&T currently carries both Apple's iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.