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Apple Reveals New iPad Mini

The new iPad mini will be two-thirds the size of the iPad.

Apple Inc. revealed the iPad mini Tuesday with a screen that's two-thirds the size of the full-size model.

The starting price for the model will cost $329 and Apple will start shipping the product next week. The company will add models capable of using cellular networks from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint which will start at $459.

The iPad mini price falls slightly below the iPad 2 which costs $399 and just above the iPod touch at $299. Co

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Courtesy of Apple
mpany watchers expected the iPad mini price to fall in the $250 to $300 range to compete with less expensive tablets like the Amazon's Kindle.

Apple shares fell 2.3 percent when the price was announced.

The screen of the iPad mini is larger than the 7-inch screens of its competitors and has two cameras, on the front and the back, further differentiating it from other tablets.

The iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and weighs half as much as the full-size iPad. It has the same screen resolution as the iPad 2.

Other gadgets are being revealed just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

Apple will be upgrading the full-sized iPad, with a faster processor and faster Wi-Fi capabilities. This will also go on sale next week.

The 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro with sharper, "Retina" display was also unveiled Tuesday.

Analysts expect Apple will sell between 5 million to 10 million iPad minis before the end of this year.


So Many New Tablets This Week -- Another tabletmaker also introduced a series of new Android tablets with some impressive features -- one is called the Novo 7 Flame - priced at $189 at a site called TabletSprint - a 7 Inch tablet that gives the $249 Nexus 7 & the new $330 Mini iPad some competition-- the Novo 7 Flame has 16GB, Android 4.1 O/S, a high resolution 1280x800 screen, Micro-SD portable storage, HDMI to view movies and media downloads on a TV in HD, Two Cameras - inclhding a 5 MegaPixel camera with AF & Flash, and a 2 MegaPixel Webcam; plus Bluetooth, Ethernet, WiFi and an option for 3G... made by Ainol Electronics - an Award Winner for "Best Tablet of the Year" at CNET/Consumer Electronics Show 2012 -- They're also launching two new 10-Inch tablets with high resolution screens -- one has a Dual Core processor with a 1280x800 screen for $220; and a powerful Quad Core with a 1920x1200 Liquid Crystal display (like Apple's Retina screen) for around $260 -- one of the first sites to offer these new models in the U.S. is called TabletSprint --

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