Those rumors about an upcoming Amazon tablet may be put to rest on Sept. 28 when the company plans to hold a press conference in New York City.
Though the online retailer did not specify what would be the topic of interest at the event, the late September date lines up seamlessly with the expected October launch of the Kindle-maker’s Android tablet. From what’s been buzzed about the unconfirmed Amazon tablet, it is said to be very similar in design to the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook and will have a two-finger multitouch backlit LCD display. The highly anticipated tablet is also said to run a customized version of Android with an Amazon and Kindle taste mixed in.
The Amazon tablet is also thought to be similar to the Nook Color and will price in the same $250 range. Though the tablet will have a browser, there will be no Google apps on board, yet the device will have Amazon eBook, video, music and app store integration.
However, we could just be getting ahead of ourselves. Amazon could very well unveil the next generation Kindles, which are said to include a touchscreen model and a low-cost alternative. The updated eReaders are also rumored to feature better eInk screens, more memory and cleaner styling.