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Amazon sets event for May 6th

updated 08:40 am EDT, Mon May 4, 2009

Amazon Event May 6

Amazon today quickly followed up on rumors of a larger Kindle reader today by announcing a press event for Wednesday the 6th at 10:30AM. The online retailer doesn't say what the event will include but is consistent reports of a new device being ready as early as this week and is holding it at Pace University, the original location for the New York Times' head offices and a likely indication of a deal with the newspaper for a new Kindle device.

The newer hardware unofficially expected at the gathering would primarily be intended for magazines, newspapers, textbooks and other content which needs a large amount of viewable text at once. Rumors have also suggested the possibility of a touchscreen to improve the interface and mitigate size concerns, though it's not yet known whether this would appear so soon after the February introduction of the Kindle 2.

by MacNN Staff



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