Amazon “Kindle Fire” tablet to be unveiled Wednesday

Amazon’s Android tablet has been the most anticipated tablet of this year. We have heard constant rumors and arguments about whether or not this could be the “iPad killer.” The latest news was that Amazon sent out press invites last week for an event that is to happen this Wednesday, although no details on the event were provided. TechCrunch has already gotten their hands on the device and now has some important info regarding the event and the tablet.

They have confirmation that the Amazon “Kindle Fire” will be revealed at Wednesday’s event by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The device will feature a 7-inch backlit screen, which is a similar build to that of the Blackberry Playbook, and TI dual-core OMAP chip. This tablet will be running on Amazon’s custom version of Android 2.1 and will include Amazon’s App Store. Amazon has also been working on media for the tablet by signing deals with FOX to stream movies and shows as part of a service. Amazon also has several magazines onboard, their Kindle store, and the Amazon MP3 store.

As for pricing, the device is expected to be $250, although another rumor indicates that customers will be able to get an Amazon Prime membership thrown in along with the tablet for $300. The Kindle Fire will not be expected to ship until the second week of November according to other rumors as well. We will post all of the official details on the tablet when it is unveiled on Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates on the Kindle Fire.

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Author: Dakota Torres

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  • Anonymous

    “Kindle Fire”

    Really? That was the best they could come up with?

    They need to fire the entire marketing department. The only chance it has of killing the iPad is from asphyxiation as it laughs itself to death over such a terrible name.

  • Anonymous

    “Kindle Fire”

    Really? That was the best they could come up with?

    They need to fire the entire marketing department. The only chance it has of killing the iPad is from asphyxiation as it laughs itself to death over such a terrible name.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AmazonKindleFireTablet Hussein Said

    I think this will be a good competitor to the IPAD