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Dell Closes Mall Kiosks

Dallas, Dell Inc. said it will close its 140 shopping mall kiosks in the United States.

Dell now sells computers and other devices in more than 10,000 stores around the world, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Best Buy Co. The kiosks, where customers could place orders for delivery, may be losing some of their novelty, according to the Associated Press.

Tony Weiss, the VP of Dell's global consumer business, said closing the kiosks 'fits in with how our broad global retail strategy is evolving.'

Dell said it is committed to the direct-sales business, and kiosks outside the United States, numbering about 50, aren't affected by Wednesday's announcement.