Amazon press event set for September 6th – Prepare for Fires

August 23, 2012
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We're pretty sure many saw this coming, but today Amazon has issued some press invites for an upcoming media event on September 6th in California. The invite doesn't appear to give away any hints, but the fact that they're going out to the Android world can only mean one of a few things. Most likely consisting of Fires.

The online retailer giant launched their Kindle Fire Android tablet last year, although we'd hardly call that user interface Android. The tablet was a smashing hit coming in at just $199, but we have a feeling they are about to dive into the world of Android even further.

Amazon will be playing host to the media in Santa Monica, CA, on September 5th early in the afternoon. We really have no honest clue of what to expect, but most likely it will be at least another tablet or two. When the original Fire launched there was talk about two additional sizes, and eventually a Kindle Fire 10-inch tablet too.

We've heard chatter that Amazon could be launching an Android-powered smartphone called the Kindle Blaze -- so that's another possibility. Either way we can expect to see either a Kindle Fire refresh, a larger version, and of course some Kindle eReaders. Hopefully they bring some budget friendly yet powerful devices to the market otherwise the Nexus 7 will eat their lunch. It looks like Amazon is gearing up early for the holiday season so stay tuned. We'll be there live!


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