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Amazon Schedules Press Event for September 6

By - Source: Engadget | B 6 comments

Could it be the Kindle Fire 2?

It feels like we've been talking about the possibility of a new Kindle Fire for an age. We've been hearing rumors about Amazon's plans for a Kindle Fire 2 since just after the first version was launched. Today brings something else to stoke the fire (sorry!) as Amazon has just sent out invitations for a little get together it's having in Santa Monica, California two weeks from today.

Though the invitations don't mention anything about the Kindle specifically, a new ereader is the number one suspected announcement for this event. It's been nearly a year since Amazon introduced us to the Kindle Fire. The company unveiled the device (after months of rumors regarding an Amazon tablet) on September 28 of last year, along with three more regular Kindles.

Rumors for the new Kindle Fire include a slimmer form-factor as well as a larger display. The current Fire boasts a 7-inch screen. Stay tuned for the latest on September 6!

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    g00fysmiley , August 23, 2012 9:51 PM
    bring on a kindle fire xl.. cheap/decent 9"+ tab would be welcome in the market
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    teh_chem , August 23, 2012 10:06 PM
    I wish the OS Amazon put on their Fire's wasn't such a crippled version of Android. But at least you could still side-load apps (most of the time).
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    chuckydb , August 23, 2012 11:18 PM
    Hoooo, a new cripple android tablet without google play...
    Sure must be better than let's say??? A nexus 7!!!
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    eddieroolz , August 24, 2012 12:15 AM
    Maybe its more value-added services fro the Kindle Fire, who knows.
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    spaceinvaderx , August 24, 2012 6:29 AM
    Maybe an Amazon phone will be in the mix as well?
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    fazers_on_stun , August 24, 2012 4:26 PM
    ^ Rumors are that the iPhone 5 might debut the same week or following week, so an a-Phone would be good competition :D .