Ever since Amazon’s Kindle range of tablets hit Target’s stores in 2010, the tablets have always seemed to be a success. The Kindle Fire went a step further by becoming the retailer’s best-selling tablet during Black Friday in 2011. Now however, the folks over at The Verge have received an internal memo from Target along with some information from an unnamed source who said that Target will stop carrying the line of products due to a “conflict of interest”. In addition to that, the internal memo from the company which is picture above states that Target will be removing Amazon hardware from its locations starting this month.
It indicates that there will be a selection of accessories that will continue to sell but the shipments of Kindles itself will cease as of May 13th. When some physical stores were visited it seemed to still contain the Kindle devices however Target’s Kindle branded online store came up empty. For now, there is still no official news as to what the “conflict of interest” is but TheVerge has a possible but unconfirmed conclusion about Apple which recently partnered with Target for a small number of mini-stores. Whether or not the conflict of interest stipulated here has anything to do with that matter still remains to be seen at the time of publication.
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