Amazon, the online retail giant, has sent out invitations to the media for an event scheduled for September 6, taking place in Santa Monica, California.
The “Please join us for an Amazon Press conference” invitation text gives absolutely no hint to what Amazon will present during this major event. However, as the rumor mill already suggested, the company is expected to unveil a new generation of Kindle Fire tablet(s). September is going to be an agglomerated month full of new product launches. Microsoft and Nokia kick off the month of presentations with their Windows 8 phones event scheduled for September 5. Then the next day Amazon will present its Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, if the rumors are correct.
Amazon’s event will take place in Santa Monica at the Baker Hangar, an old building which hosts private events and film shoots. Nearly a year ago the online retail giant launched its Kindle lineup, which included the Kindle Fire. The tablet was exactly what everyone expected it to be: a 7-inch tablet running a custom version of Android with the bonus of great content provided by Amazon. Its focus on content pushed the Kindle Fire to sky rocket in popularity. It claimed the major market share among Android devices in only a couple of short weeks during the holiday season, with its price ($199) acting as a great incentive for those on the market for a tablet computer.
According to some quiet whispers heard by AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski, the next generation Kindle Fire is likely to come out just in time for the holiday season and will be much thinner and lighter than the first generation tablet. Also, it will feature some impressive hardware improvements, like a better display and a built-in camera. The camera was one of the most missed feature among consumers. Amazon is also likely to provide improved Kindle devices with black-and-while E-Ink screens. [Via AllThingsD]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback