Sep 27th, 2011

Amazon is set to announce their first Android tablet tomorrow, but if new rumors have any veracity to them the retail giant already has their sites set on what comes next. When whispers of an Android-powered slate from Amazon first popped up, all reports pointed towards the release of two tablets. It was then learned that the second tablet was being held off until Amazon could gauge the reception of what is now known as the Kindle Fire, but according to gdgt the more powerful device is on track for a Q1 release in 2012. The Kindle Fire could merely be a holiday placeholder that will help Amazon compete head-to-head with the second Nook Color and other tablets, while the next-gen device is supposedly the slate the online retailer will truly put their weight behind.

Whether or not that turns out to be true, we will be learning all we need to know about the Kindle Fire tomorrow, where the question of whether or not we have a true iPad competitor on our hands will be answered.

[via gdgt]

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