Dell to close its kiosks in malls

From Times Wire Services

Dell Inc., which has been pushing its computers into more retail stores, said it would close its 140 shopping mall kiosks in the U.S.

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., and the kiosks may be losing some of their novelty.

Round Rock, Texas-based Dell began opening the kiosks in 2002 to boost sales of notebook computers.