I’ve felt pretty confident that Amazon will release a Kindle tablet for a while now. Now I feel all but certain.

Asked today about the possibility of Amazon launching a multipurpose tablet device, the company’s president and CEO Jeff Bezos said to “stay tuned” on the company’s plans. In an interview at Consumer Reports’ offices, Bezos also signaled that any such device, should it come, is more likely to supplement than to supplant the Kindle, which he calls Amazon’s “purpose-built e-reading device.”

More Bezos chattiness here.

(* As The Girl would say.)