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Amazon

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will hold a press conference in New York next week, and rumors are swirling that it will finally unveil its highly-anticipated tablet.

Rumors have been circulating for several months that the e-commerce giant is readying itself to launch a tablet to rival

Apple's

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iPad. It has been expected the device would launch in October.

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The press invite went out earlier Friday, but didn't reveal the topic of the event.

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