Amazon’s Big Day: Kindles, Kindles and More Kindles?

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introducing the Kindle 2 in February 2009

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I’m in Santa Monica, California for’s press event, which kicks off at 1:30pm ET on Thursday. The company has officially said that–well, actually it hasn’t said anything at all about the shindig. Even what the general topic is.

But if we assume that the subject is Kindle devices — as everyone is sensibly doing — the main questions are what sort of Kindle devices, and how many of them there will be.

The rumors, speculation and possible hints have reached an intensity which I can’t remember seeing in the lead-up to a non-Apple event.

They include:

I’m reasonably confident that not all of these possibilities will pan out, at least this week. But wouldn’t it be fun if they did?

I’ll share highlights of the event as it happens on Twitter, where I’m @harrymccracken — and will check in here with more thoughts later.