by October 31, 2012 0 comments

The latest entry in the iPad series, the iPad mini is a 7.9 inch powerhouse that features the same resolution of 1,024*768 found on the iPad and iPad 2. The mini tablet market is set to heat up, as both Google and Amazon have released their versions as well. We have a quick look at all their key specs:

How they compare

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In terms of processing power, the Nexus 7 is still ahead with its NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. However, the iPad Mini does have a terrific advantage in terms of connectivity, as it boasts 4G/LTE capability. Also, Apple’s app store boasts the greatest selection of apps specifically made for the iPad, which will work equally well on the iPad mini. However, the main pain point for consumers could be the pricing of the iPad Mini. Many analysts had been predicting that Apple would price the device more competitively, along the same lines as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD. Apple may be betting that customers shall be willing to pay US$130 more for the brand value and guaranteed quality of the device. In terms of customizability and openness, the Nexus 7 takes the cake with the butter-smooth Jelly Bean OS. Apple also claims that the iPad mini’s additional 0.9 inches offers a greater browsing experience because of additional real estate. According to a Reuters press release, Nomura Equity Research has said that demand for the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD is not likely to be affected by the iPad Mini due to the significant price gap. While the iPad mini is set to be shipped in 34 countries globally, there is no official word as to its availability in the Indian market.

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What are your thoughts on the iPad Mini? Is it a Nexus & Kindle Killer? Tell us through your comments!

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