Sep 23 AT 12:28 PM Anthony Domanico 11 Comments

Amazon sending invites for 9/28 press event, tablet(s) on the way?


Amazon is sending out invitations to a press conference on September 28 in New York City. Though details of the press conference are as sparse as they come, it is believed that Amazon will be announcing at least one of their hotly anticipated tablets, which is slated to launch sometime in October or November.

It’s been a long road since we first caught wind that Amazon was working on a slew of Android devices back in May, and it appears Amazon is all set to reveal what they’ve been working on.  It’s likely we won’t see more than one device at next week’s conference, and not the rumored “Coyote” or “Hollywood” tablets we’d originally suspected. We expect Amazon to announce a 7″ Kindle with Android tablet, similar to the device TechCrunch went hands-on with earlier this month.

This tablet would be aimed at the low-end of the market and could come in at the ultra-low price of $249 when it launches in the next few months. Regardless of what Amazon has in store for us, they appear to be all set to take the tablet market by storm next week.

Stay tuned!

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  • Twistdif

    If Amazon does this right, they can gain a lot of customers. Their ecosystem is pretty solid and there a lot of haters of the iTunes format(locked in forever). I believe Google is going to regret being so open(allowing forks). Either way it’s exciting.

    • October 4 – iPhone 5 day

      I think Amazon is doing some promotion for the new megaseller iPhone 5

  • thered

    “This tablet would be aimed at the low-end of the market and could come in at the ultra-low price of $249 when it launches in the next few months.”

    Even for a tablet, I don’t consider $249 a “ultra-low price”. To me, an “ultra-low” price would be a $99, ad-supported tablet–or something else similar in that vein.

    • Anthony Domanico

      In the tablet market that actually exists, $249 is an ultra-low price. Only the NookColor has seen that pricepoint.

      • Raptor

        If oversupply happen due to market slow down or just because people get boring with this format — they will sell at manufacturing cost. In Mar 2009 for example flash memory cards were for $1/GB. I believe manufacturing cost right now is around $200 for high end tablets. Low end are probably go below $60-70. I see today Frys ‘ ad for Pandigital 7″ Android tablet for $99. Coby 8″ for $139

        • Stephen

          You get what you pay for with those ultra-cheap tablets. The HP Touchpad at $100 was a collossal steal because of the hardware you got for the money. Others, like the Pantech are trash at any price.

  • ben dover

    only way I would ever buy an amazon tablet is if I could root it and get the android market on it!
    I couldn’t live with the amazon app store…

    • Anthony Domanico

      Yeah, i wonder if it will have the market. Who knows.

  • JBC

    Lets hope the tablets do not look anything like the picture above. I’m sure Apple would have a field day trying to sue them.

  • SherlockHomeboy

    I always figured Amazon would make the next Kindle a tablet. Smart since they have a lot of stuff that ordinary customers value (streaming video, music, books, games, app etc).

  • Joe E.

    From Techcrunch:

    Google’s Android Market is nowhere to be found. In fact, no Google app is anywhere to be found. This is Android fully forked. My understanding is that the Kindle OS was built on top of some version of Android prior to 2.2. And Amazon will keep building on top of that of that over time. In other words, this won’t be getting “Honeycomb” or “Ice Cream Sandwich” – or if it does, users will never know it because that will only be the underpinnings of the OS. Any visual changes will be all Amazon.