Free Wi-Fi on Barnes & Noble stores

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You can now buy and download eBooks right in the stores of Barnes & Noble thanks to the launching of free Wi-Fi in their bookstores yesterday.

Of course, the free wireless hotspots will be provided through AT&T, the same company that has provided Barnes & Noble paid Wi-Fi network since 2005. And if you’re wondering how many stores B&N has, that’ll be 777 stores in 50 states.

The free Wi-Fi service from the store is to boost its eBook business to further counter their main rival, Amazon, which jumpstarted the eBook market with their very own eBook reader, the Kindle.

And for you guys who still hasn’t heard the news, Barnes & Noble will soon have their exclusive eBook reader from Plastic Logic and will be released to the public by 2010.

Source: http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218700259&subSection=All+Stories