Amazon is holding a press conference in New York on September 28th, and many analysts are speculating that Amazon will reveal their new tablet computer then. The company sent press invitations to many websites, declining to say what the conference was about.
The new Kindle Tablet will be a 7 inch device and priced aggressively at $250 to undercut the Apple iPad. In much the same way, Amazon’s Kindle e-reader was priced low to quickly get traction among readers. The company is likely to keep the price of its tablet low to attract users and sell other content and services, one analyst said. Robert Baird & Co analyst Colin Sebastian said in a note last month that an Amazon tablet would be a “game-changer.” Sebastian forecasts that the device could sell 3 million units in its first year.
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