Kings of Leon, meet Amazon Kindle →

MG Siegler, on TechCrunch:

On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. Yes, this is the name Amazon has settled on, to help differentiate the product from the e-ink Kindles, which will still be very much alive and for sale. And while Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will show off the Fire on stage, it won’t be ready to ship until the second week of November, we’ve learned.

Despite being firmly planted in the Apple camp, I’m really excited to see what Amazon can bring to tablets, and I’m hopeful that the Kindle Fire is going to be the first real competition for the iPad.