Rumor has it that Amazon will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to announce the new tablet, so this is still unofficial. As I hear it, the new tablet will be called the Kindle Fire. It will have a 7″ back-lit screen, run a customized version of Google’s Android operating system, be Wi-Fi enabled and cost about $250.
Amazon will continue selling the regular Kindle, which uses an e-ink screen. The new model isn’t intended as a replacement.