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September 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Amazon tablet launch next week? Event planned …

It looks like the long-awaited tablet computers from Amazon.com will launch next Wednesday.

The company has scheduled a press conference in New York that day, the same place it unveiled its Kindle e-reader.

Amazon is expected to begin selling color, touchscreen tablets bases on Google’s Android platform but with a new interface. The tablets would connect directly to Amazon services such as it’s streaming music and video services.

Amazon hasn’t said much of anything about the device but a TechCrunch blogger spent time with an early version, according to a Sept. 2 report. It said the first tablet will cost $250, have a 7-inch screen and come bundled with Amazon Prime service that provides free shipping on products and streaming video.

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