Following months of rumour and speculation, Amazon looks set to officially unveiled the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 tablet next month as the retail giant issues press invites to a September 6th event.
Inviting members of the media to a September 6th launch event in an airport hanger in Santa Monica, California, recent Amazon Kindle 2 rumours have suggested Amazon will unveil a larger 10-inch device whilst a revised 7-inch model is also reportedly on the cards.
Remaining tight-lipped around the nature of the event, the official Amazon invite has offered no indication as to the purpose of the grand unveiling stating simply: “Please join us for an Amazon Press Conference.”
With months of rumours suggesting a 10-inch Amazon Kindle Fire 2 tablet is on the horizon, the newly issued event confirmation has kicked speculation of a full-sized tablet release into overdrive with latest claims suggesting the as yet unconfirmed device will touch down with a front-facing camera, HDMI-out connector and a micro USB port.
Released last November the original Amazon Kindle Fire, the company’s first venture into the tablet market, saw the Kindle giant take on the Apple iPad with a 7-inch, Android powered, multimedia centric device that came with a bountiful array of specs and a minimalist price tag.
Remaining exclusive to the US, the Kindle Fire paired a dual-core processor and 8GB of internal storage with a wallet-friendly $199 (£125) price tag whilst a flurry of rumours have suggested the second-generation model could potentially make a jump to a 10-inch form factor in a bid to better bring the fight to the likes of the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
Whilst the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 is expected to steal next month’s show, following a recent leak it is also believed Amazon will unveil a refreshed version of its much loved Amazon Kindle eReader with the market dominating device seemingly set to come in for its now annual design overhaul.
Set to be made available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi 3G forms, the 2012 Amazon Kindle appeared earlier this week having cleared FCC testing in the US with little else known about the revised eReader other than the fact that it will, unsurprisingly, sport a rectangular form factor.
Coming just days ahead of Apple’s expected September 12th Apple iPhone 5 launch event, Amazon’s upcoming announcement could potentially see the online retailer confirm its intentions to enter the smartphone market with a flurry of recent rumours suggesting the company will launch its own Android filled Amazon handset to target the likes of the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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