iPad Should Hit Walmart Shelves This Year

Apple has kept a tight grip on iPad sales outlets so far, offering it only at Apple Stores, certain Best Buys and Apple Specialist shops. Bloomberg reports that may be changing later this year, with Walmart getting in on the hot supersized iPod Touch action.

This means that you’ll be able to stare at the iPad in a glass case in Walmart’s electronics section and possibly even buy one in the same trip you pick up your Brillo Pads, Oxy Pads and Maxi Pads. But that’s only if you can flag an overworked employee down to trot over and open up a display case for you, which isn’t always easy to do at the Walmarts I’ve frequented.

Wal-Mart May Sell IPad This Year in Electronics Push [Bloomberg]