Staples 2nd Major Retailer To Sell Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet

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Google Nexus 7 Tablet. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Nexus 7 Tablet. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Staples office supply stores will sell the Nexus 7, a computer tablet that Google designed to compete against the Kindle Fire and iPad.

Monday’s announcement makes Staples Inc. the second major retailer to embrace the Nexus 7 since Google unveiled the device last month. Video game retailer GameStop Corp. also plans to stock the Nexus 7 in its U.S. stores.

Other merchants are expected to agree to add the Nexus 7 to their store shelves when the tablet ships later this month.

Adding more stores as sellers exposes the Nexus 7 to more shoppers as Google Inc. tries to make a bigger dent in the increasingly important tablet computer market.

The Nexus 7 will sell for $199 in an 8-gigabyte model and $249 in a 16-gigabyte model.

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