The iPhone 5 launch on Wednesday, Sept. 12, is sure to be the most important event for tech investors this year. The Motley Fool will be hosting a live chat where our top tech analysts will answer your questions and break down what the announcement means for Apple and tech investors everywhere. Be sure to swing by Fool.com at 12:45 p.m. ET next Wednesday for all your coverage of Apple's next big announcement.
Amazon.com has turned up the heat on the tablet race and fired a shot across the bow of big tablet rivals including Apple and Barnes & Noble. Amazon's revamped Kindle and Kindle Fire products are a force to be reckoned with, and at a price that's too good to ignore. In typical Amazon fashion, the company is probably selling these devices at razor-thin, if not negative, margins in an effort to drive adoption of its ecosystem so it can collect a steady stream of income from repeat purchases. That's a dicey strategy that's paid off for the company, and sharehodlers, very well so far. See more in the following video.