Amazon plans press conference for September 6

By Alistair Barr – SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Inc is planning a press conference on September 6 near Los Angeles, according to an invitation the world’s largest Internet retailer sent out to the media on Thursday.

The event is being held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, the invitation said.

Amazon did not say what the event would be about.

(Editor’s note: Could this be the rumored Amazon smartphone? Nothing like trumping Apple’s potential iPhone 5 announcement on September 12.)