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Amazon sent out invites to the press this afternoon for a press event in Santa Monica, California on September 6.The event is likely to announce the next generation of Kindle devices, including new tablets and e-readers.
Amazon is rumoured to be announcing two new Kindle Fire tablets this year, an update to the current 7-inch model and a brand new 10-inch model.
The new 7-inch model is supposed to have a sharper screen than the current Kindle Fire. It’s also expected to have a front-facing camera for video chat.
It’s odd timing for an event. Apple is holding its own press event less than a week later on September 12 to announce a new iPhone and possibly a smaller, 7-inch version of the iPad. We expected Amazon to wait until after Apple’s unveiling so it could competitively price its Kindle Fire. The so-called iPad Mini is expected to cost between $199 and $299. The current Kindle Fire costs $199.