Apple’s iPad will hit its third big box store in the United States on Friday, when the tablet becomes available at Walmart’s home entertainment department.
The iPad landed at Target retail stores earlier this month and is already available at Best Buy, in addition to Apple’s website and retail locations.
Walmart will roll the iPad out to “hundreds” of stores beginning Oct. 15 and will expand to more than 2,300 stores by mid-November. The company will also sell the iPad through its “Site to Store” service, which provides free shipping of online orders to a local Walmart store.
Best Buy offers a similar service that allows the iPad to ship to stores but not directly to consumers. Target only offers the tablet at its brick-and-mortar locations.
Walmart did not announce discounted pricing for the iPad. The company will sell both the Wi-Fi and 3G models for the same price as Apple, Best Buy and Target: $499 for the Wi-Fi-only16GB model and $629 for the Wi-Fi with 3G 16GB model. Walmart is also carrying the 32GB and 64GB models of both versions of the device.