Kindle Fire before the official announcement: round-up of news & rumors

So, this is the day. Kindle Fire will be announced. Before the official release, here’s how media speculate about the brand-new Kindle tablet.

Kindle Fire: Amazon’s bid to challenge iPad for tablet market – The Guardian
Amazon is set to join the tablet wars on Wednesday as it launches a rival to Apple’s best-selling iPad, a device that has made digital tombstones of all the competition so far. The online retailer is set to unveil the tablet at a press conference in New …

Amazon to Unveil “Kindle Fire” Tablet – Slate
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will take the stage in New York on Wednesday to unveil the company’s exuberantly named new tablet, tipped as a cheaper competitor to Apple’s popular-but-pricey iPad. It won’t supplant the original Kindle e-reader, but …

Amazon Kindle Tablet to have Magazine Subscriptions at Launch – Good E-reader
A few weeks ago we wrote about Amazon courting magazine publishers to offer single issue and subscription based products with the launch of their new tablet. It looks like Hearst, Conde Nast and Meredith have signed on to have their…

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are two totally different companies when it comes to their core business. Amazon.com is an on-line retailer selling hardcopy and softcopy content (e-books, movies, CDs, etc.), and all kinds…

Amazon Kindle Fire Burns With Bezos: The World’s Reigning Tech Freak Geek Leader – International Business Times
The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is expected to be revealed in New York on Wednesday. Already, media types are proclaiming that Amazon will throw down a competitive gauntlet against Apple and its industry-leading iPad tablet with an expected …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire could be death blow to RIM’s PlayBook – ZDNet
Summary: Amazon’s Kindle tablet reportedly resembles the PlayBook and that’s bad news for RIM. What if you could have Research in Motion’s PlayBook with different software and better content connections? And what if this tablet was cheaper …

Amazon’s Tablet Will Be Called The “Kindle Fire” And Look A Lot Like The PlayBook – The Business Insider
The highly anticipated new Amazon tablet will launch in the second week of November, reports TechCrunch. It will be called the “Kindle Fire” (get it?) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be demonstrating it on stage this Wednesday. We’ve also learned that it …

I’ve just been given the most amazing tip about Amazon’s new gadgets. It looks like Amazon may have quietly put 3 devices through the FCC over the past few months, not just the one we expect to see tomorrow. Update: I just flipped my…

Reports: Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablet A ‘Stopgap’ Design, Publishers Line Up – Yahoo Finance
Amazon’s long-awaited Android tablet appears to be just two days away from making its first public appearance, and a few details trickled out in advance of its debut. According to reports, Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN – News) plans to remind everyone that this …