Amazon may unveil first tablet on September 28

Amazon has just sent out invitations for a press event taking place next Wednesday, September 28, in New York City. Since most such occasions are called for to unveil a major product launch, we can't help but assume that this event is for the company's first and long-rumored Android-based tablet dubbed the Amazon Kindle Tablet.

The much anticipated tablet has long been speculated to be an iPad-killer thanks to Amazon's established ecosystem of services, price competitiveness, and strong distribution channel. However, the latest reports from analysts and industry folks who have been privileged with a limited preview of the slate say that it's a 7-incher that's more of a Barnes & Noble NOOK Color competitor than anything else.

The reports also claim that the tablet will be running a fully customized OS forked from Android, but it's not clear which version it was created on. It's believed that the tablet won't launch until November, when it will hit the market priced at $250. So there's definitely a good chance that we'll catch our first glimpse of the much anticipated slate next Wednesday. We'll be there to cover it live, so make sure to stay here for all the details.