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Amazon to unveil Kindle Fire tablet Wednesday

Online retail giant Amazon is expected to reveal a tablet computer at a press event on Wednesday, TechCrucnh reports.

TechCrunch claims to have more information on the device including the name: Kindle Fire.

The tablet will reportedly feature a 7-inch backlit display and run on Google’s Android operating system. It will also be integrated with Amazon offerings such as the Kindle bookstore and their MP3 service.  And while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will show off the Fire on stage, it won’t be ready to ship until the second week of November, TechCrunch says.

Sources also suggest that Barnes & Noble is on the verge of launching the Nook Color 2 next month. In fact, that may play into Amazon’s timing here. They’re announcing the device well over a month before it will be available.

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