Amazon announces mysterious September 6 press conference

Amazon announces mysterious September 6 press conferenceIt’s been almost a year since Jeff Bezos & Co lifted the lid on the original Amazon Kindle Fire, and there’s been muchos speculation as to what comes next for the Amazonians.

Well, we mightn’t have long to wait, as Amazon has been firing out invites for a press conference taking place on September 6. That’s… two weeks yesterday.

The invites don’t give much away. Tricia Duryee of AllThingsD says the text, in its entirety, reads: “Please join us for an Amazon Press Conference.”

The mysterious event is going down at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Uhm, that doesn’t mean much to me, but Tricia reckons it’s pretty big.

So what can we expect? Well, a 10in Amazon Kindle Fire has been rumoured since the dawn of time. It was expected to launch last year alongside the 7in model, alas…

There’s also a ton of chatter about a refreshed 7in Amazon Kindle Fire, with a slightly better display. Meh.

Or how about an Amazon smartphone? Story goes it’s in testing and/or nearing production.

In any case, we’re not overly excited. Indeed, I recently penned an uncharacteristically cynical (shut it) feature titled Why Amazon’s time in the hardware sun might be over.

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Pondlife  Aug. 24, 2012 at 14:07

Could even just be Kindle Touch with a light. ;)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 24, 2012 at 16:03

51 Shades Of Grey! Exclusive?

Pondlife  Aug. 24, 2012 at 16:11

They wish! Apparently that series is driving ereader sales.
Baffles me, little fuss for 2 books, then massive hype for third.
Herd like?

Treab  Aug. 24, 2012 at 19:09

uncharacteristically cynical

what surprises me most about the above quote is that its spelt correctly...

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 24, 2012 at 19:37

Now, the Nook will be coming to Europe, and finally we'll be able to access B&N content from non-US territory (as if that even existed)...

Timmy987  Aug. 24, 2012 at 21:30

A bit off topic, but Amazon.co.uk are launching Amazon Local next week. Just like they have on .com. A Groupon type affair.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 25, 2012 at 08:34

A bit off topic, but Amazon.co.uk are launching Amazon Local next week. Just like they have on .com. A Groupon type affair.
You can't be offtopic - nobody knows WHAT they'll announce. So any guess is okay.
I just read they'll announce a phone :D

Bimmy987  Aug. 25, 2012 at 09:06

A bit off topic, but Amazon.co.uk are launching Amazon Local next week. Just like they have on .com. A Groupon type affair.
You can't be offtopic - nobody knows WHAT they'll announce. So any guess is okay.
I just read they'll announce a phone :D
The annoncement on tablets or whatever is the week after. The local thing starts on the 29th. It's not a guess.

Treab  Aug. 25, 2012 at 09:27

A bit off topic, but Amazon.co.uk are launching Amazon Local next week. Just like they have on .com. A Groupon type affair.

timmy welcome to mobot... were rarely on topic... most mods divert conversations to god knows what...

Bimmy987  Aug. 25, 2012 at 09:32

A bit off topic, but Amazon.co.uk are launching Amazon Local next week. Just like they have on .com. A Groupon type affair.

timmy welcome to mobot... were rarely on topic... most mods divert conversations to god knows what...
i have noticed that lol. My bosses have kept the local thing quiet. Nothing coming up with a google search. Crikey!

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