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Amazon and Best Buy will be selling iPads

Today, it appears two big name stores will be selling the iPad besides the Apple store, Amazon and Best Buy.

9to5Mac reported the Amazon page announcing the iPad. They indicated that it couldn’t be found with a search but that it was indeed there and you could enter your email address to be able to be notified when they had stock to sell. However, as of this writing this evening (3/26/10), the page has gone offline. It was there this morning – I saw it — really 🙂

Macrumors found the Best Buy information and posted in this story “Best Buy Preps for April 3rd iPad Launch“.

“Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has reportedly begun preparations for the launch of Apple’s Wi-Fi iPad models on April 3rd, providing its retail store employees with details of events leading up to the launch. Sources report that the iPad will initially be carried only at Best Buy locations offering devoted “store-within-a-store” Apple Shop sections. Approximately 675 of the company’s over 1000 U.S. locations offer such dedicated sales areas for Apple products, and other locations and bestbuy.com will not carry the iPad at launch.”

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Kindle for Mac now available

Ok, not specifically iPad news, but it is significant to the e-reader space. Amazon has released a beta version of its Kindle application for the mac. This new tool will allow those folks buying books for their Kindle to view them on their mac desktop.

“Read Kindle Books on Your Mac

  • Get the best reading experience available on your Mac. No Kindle required
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
  • Create bookmarks and view the annotations you created on your Kindle”

Amazon has already released a Kindle book reader for the iPhone.