Amazon press conference: September 6, 10:30 AM Pacific
Amazon has scheduled a presser (press conference) for Thursday, September 6 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time…in Santa Monica, California.
Of course, this might have nothing to with new Kindle/tablet hardware…but, oh come on!
There’s not much reason to make people physically travel somewhere unless it’s so they can (ooh) touch new hardware. That makes you cool at the next…um…LAN party, right?
Santa Monica is also an interesting choice…not East Coast. Does that suggest any sort of connection in the presentation to maybe Hollywood? Maybe…traditionally, publishing is thought of as being in New York. Doing this on the West Coast might suggest books are not going to be the centerpiece…
Needless to say, I’m very excited!
There are so many possibilities! I’m not sure what they’ll roll out all together…they might go big time and announce reflective screen Kindles (frontlit) and tablets. I don’t think we’ll hear about a phone this time. It wouldn’t surprise if they also announce European distribution of the Fire (or whatever the Fire is at that point). I would expect a lowering in price of the current Kindle Fire…perhaps even without the announcement of a new model (but I’m hoping we get both).
I’ll keep you informed…
Let’s see…how many minutes in a day? Might want to start a countdown in my head…
Update: Rather than me speculating on what’s coming, I thought I’d run a poll and see what you think. Your choices are being randomized, and you can vote for as many as you want. Don’t worry about the names I’ve suggested…I’m just not convinced that a large screen tablet would be called a Fire (but it probably would). Don’t see the choices you want? Feel free to comment on the post to add more.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.