“Amazon.com sent out media invites on Thursday for anevent on Sept. 6 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California,” Benjamin Pimentel reports for MarketWatch.

“No other details were disclosed,” Pimentel reports. ” But the invitation quickly sparked speculation that the online retailer AMZN -0.05% is gearing up for the launch of a new Kindle Fire tablet. ‘Why September 6?’ said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis. ‘I’ll give you a hint – Microsoft and Nokia are doing their event on September 5. Everybody’s trying to get in front of Apple.'”

Pimentel reports, “Apple AAPL +0.11% is widely expected to take the wraps off a new iPhone 5. “And maybe an iPad mini,” Gillis added, referring to speculation that the company may also introduce a smaller version of its highly-successful iPad tablet. ‘Wouldn’t you want to show your tablet before Apple rolled out their mini?’ he said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Once Apple unveils all others will be quickly forgotten, so we guess a 6 days of press are better than none at all.

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