Following a recent announcement of a big software version to be available by the end of November, Barnes & Nobles disclosed that in just 3 days, on October 24 Walmart, the world largest retailer will start selling their popular Nook eReader (Review Horizon full review here) in both their stores and online, just in time for the holiday shopping season. This is a big victory for Barnes & Noble, especially considering that Amazon’s Kindle (Review Horizon full review here) is already available in target and Staples stores as well.
While Walmart might sell other eReaders brands as well, Nook will be prominently displayed as the premier device in the consumer electronics section. Both versions will be offered (3G+WiFi and WiFi only) and, while the prices are not disclosed, they’ll probably match the official $149 for WiFi only and $199 for 3G + WiFi version.
Update: Walmart has it in stock, ready to ship! As indicated, the prices match the Barnes and Noble prices but shipping is free at Walmart. Nook Color is also available for $249.