If you’re Microsoft, this news falls squarely into the “wow, even they have one now?” category.

Amazon is set to announce its new Kindle tablet device at a press conference tomorrow.

The tablet, which is reportedly going to be called the “Kindle Fire” is reported to run a heavily modified version of Android and will retail for $250.

This price puts the tablet device right into the fray as a competitor to Apple and Android devices.

The Kindle Fire won’t be available to consumers until the second week of November, according to TechCrunch.

In recent days, Amazon has made several moves recently that suggest it will announce a Kindle tablet.

In August, the company started rolling out a new design for its website that was optimized for tablet viewing and the company launched its 14-day e-book sharing library lending feature.

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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