By Hannah Johnson
Amazon has sent out invitations to a press conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 28 to announce its new tablet device, according to the Guardian UK.
The device, which may be the first to offer serious competition to Apple’s iPad, will run on Google’s mobile operating system, Android.
Like the Kindle before it, many expect the new tablet to be priced aggressively in order to sell more digital books, movies, and cloud services to consumers, reports the Guardian. The recent launch of Amazon’s Android app store also points to its commitment to creating a real competitor to the Apple system.
The Amazon tablet will also compete closely with Barnes & Noble’s NookColor, which is also an Android-powered tablet.