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Here comes the Amazon tablet. Look out iPad?

Amazon.com just sent out invitations to members of the tech media alerting us to a press conference taking place next week, Sept. 28, in New York City. While the company isn’t giving any hints about what it will announce, this looks likely to be the long-awaited unveiling of its tablet computer.

Based on a previous sneak peek by MG Siegler of TechCrunch, Amazon is starting with a 7-inch tablet — selling for $250 — with with a specialized, carousel-style on-screen interface. It will come with an Amazon Kindle app and offer Amazon’s music and video services, plus access to apps from Amazon’s Android Appstore.

The reported price could make the Amazon tablet a credible competitor to the iPad, particularly with the tie-ins to Amazon’s existing services and products.

We’ll have more details as they’re available.

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