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Amazon press conference

Live from Santa Monica, Amazon is holding a press conference where it's widely expected the company will announce new Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers.

  • James Martin 9/6/2012 6:11:12 PM
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:12:07 PM
    Kindle Fire is 22% of tablet sales in the US, Bezos says.
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:12:22 PM
    Nobody would have expected that, Bezos said.
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:12:38 PM
    They are keeping the original Fire. Upgrade it. 20 percent faster. 40 percent faster overall (more RAM as well).
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:12:39 PM
    new Kindle Fire - 40% faster, longer battery.
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:12:42 PM
    $159.
  • James Martin 9/6/2012 6:12:45 PM
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:13:08 PM
    I thought it would be $149. Ships 9/14.
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:13:16 PM
    "We want to have the best tablet at any price." Bezos
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:13:17 PM
    Fire 2 coming...
  • James Martin 9/6/2012 6:13:20 PM
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:13:23 PM
    Fire HD.
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:13:37 PM
    The new device - The Kindle Fire HD
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:13:49 PM
    Wow. There is a big one.
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:13:52 PM
    Showing a larger device as well. That's a bit of a surprise.
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:14:14 PM
    The new large device is 8.9 inches.
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:14:23 PM
    It's a big Fire. 8.9-inch display.
  • David Carnoy 9/6/2012 6:14:37 PM
    1920 x 1200 resolution.
  • James Martin 9/6/2012 6:14:47 PM
  • Jay Greene 9/6/2012 6:14:52 PM
    And the pictures of the device seem to show a camera, which the current Fire doesn't have.
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