Good morning, everyone, and welcome to CNET's coverage of today's Amazon announcement.
wow9/6/2012 5:01:06 PM
time for it to start?
David Hamilton9/6/2012 5:01:16 PM
We're expecting Amazon to begin at 10:30.
Antriksh Y9/6/2012 5:01:45 PM
I hope my messages won't lag as they normally do on CNET live coverages.
joelshoe9/6/2012 5:01:49 PM
Good morning Cnet, thank you for being tentative on today's tech as it comes out :)
David Hamilton9/6/2012 5:02:09 PM
Just a reminder -- we do moderate all comments. And sometimes there are a lot of them, so not everything gets posted.
Rob9/6/2012 5:02:19 PM
Are you guys going to do this for the iphone 5 press conference next week?
David Hamilton9/6/2012 5:02:45 PM
@Rob, yes, we'll definitely have a live blog for the iPhone event next week.
ehem9/6/2012 5:02:50 PM
David, does 1030 mean in a half hour?
David Hamilton9/6/2012 5:03:05 PM
@ehem Yes, in a half hour. 10:30am PT.
abg9/6/2012 5:03:26 PM
Will this be a video of the conference as it happens or pictures?
blee17769/6/2012 5:03:54 PM
This is the first technology press event that I have ever watched...certainly looking forward to the unveiling!
Raymond9/6/2012 5:03:57 PM
Anyone else getting nothing else but "Initializing live stream ... please wait."??
john.falcone9/6/2012 5:04:09 PM
The calm before the storm.
David Hamilton9/6/2012 5:04:18 PM
Live stream is up and running now, btw. You may have to refresh your tab to see it.
Dexton Graham9/6/2012 5:04:34 PM
Looking for something interesting from Amazon. Hoping that the new kindle will drive down the prices on other tablets am really interested in :-D
Antriksh Y9/6/2012 5:04:40 PM
@David Hamilton Aww. I have been staying awake (it's 12:00 am here) for CNET's coverage. Another half an hour? Really?
Wil Gutierrez9/6/2012 5:04:49 PM
no live cameras?! lame!
Alexandru Chiuariu9/6/2012 5:05:07 PM
New Kindle Fire, frontlit e-book reader or Android phone. What are your bets?
john.falcone9/6/2012 5:05:09 PM
Hi everyone. This is John Falcone in NY. That photo is from our photographer James Martin, as he waits outside the event.
scott sutter9/6/2012 5:05:32 PM
whats your thoughts on the new fire including a micro SD slot?
john.falcone9/6/2012 5:05:34 PM
We specifically asked Amazon if we could livestream, and they nixed the idea.
Floyd Johnson9/6/2012 5:05:40 PM
Looks sort of like they got the old band back together, Brian, Stephen, and Donald where we used to see Molly
ganandalf9/6/2012 5:05:49 PM
No video. They said no streaming video allowed inside.
john.falcone9/6/2012 5:05:51 PM
Unfortunately, they're not providing a stream, either.
Antriksh Y9/6/2012 5:05:54 PM
@Wil Gutierrez Amazon has not allowed live cameras. Watch Brian and Donald live from the studio.
Rob9/6/2012 5:06:28 PM
if your having problems streaming the video, try reducing the video quality
nameless9/6/2012 5:06:33 PM
I want a amazon phone
Byron9/6/2012 5:06:38 PM
Kobo had an announcement today with the new glo, mii and arc(tabet) mini & glo ae 5" and 6" readers - glo is hi res (1024X768) - Glo has the edge lit LED-- Both have "non-Glass" substrate -- More durable? -- ARC looks like a nexus type tablet with open Android 4.0 and rader software as one of the apps.
ajsaloon9/6/2012 5:06:43 PM
I'm guessing a New Fire, Kindle reader, and also a smartphone. let's hope!
Cristina Cantu9/6/2012 5:06:49 PM
Any news about the Kindle Touch???
Michael N9/6/2012 5:06:59 PM
I'll bet it's a couple of kindle fires, one with 3G and a backlit kindle
just_guillermo9/6/2012 5:07:04 PM
odd, amazon had video live streaming last year with the original fire
kibbsnk9/6/2012 5:07:09 PM
would be great to see a direct competitor to nexus 7 the 7" form factor is so awesome right now I hope they bring something different
Kindle Fan9/6/2012 5:07:19 PM
Hey how about a kindle fire with free 3g internet like the old kindle keyboard??
James Martin9/6/2012 5:07:23 PM
scsinutz9/6/2012 5:07:31 PM
Nice Try Kobo to try and rain on Kindle's parade, not going to work.
BearMntBooks9/6/2012 5:07:39 PM
OH rats. Looks like a half hour pre-game show. I'll come back later.
David Hamilton9/6/2012 5:09:46 PM
@BearMntBooks That's right. Come back at 10:30 PT for the announcement.