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Smaller iPad coming in Q1 2011?

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Smaller iPad coming in Q1 2011?
If you were one of those people who passed on the Apple iPad because of the sheer size of the thing, DigiTimes reported some good news for you. According to the site's Senior Research Analyst, Mingchi Kuo, a smaller sized tablet will be introduced in the first quarter of 2011. After checking around with component suppliers, Kuo says that the smaller iPad will have a display of about 5 to 7 inches and will be priced at less than $400 U.S. while being aimed at those using the tablet for reading without needing to input text often. The iPad Mini (not the official name) will be another device trying to breakout of the highly competitive portable device market and appears designed to grab those who want the iPad for reading newspapers, magazines and books without requiring all of the other entertaining things that the device can do.

UPDATE: However, keep in mind the information provided by the source is highly unofficial and should still not be taken very seriously. Though a smaller iPad would really make for an interesting device...

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. Striker13084 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


Wait, you mean an iPhone?

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 13:50

6. adash13x (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Apr 2010)


no no!!! ipod touch! lol

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 13:27

11. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Either way, who care? Something else for all the koolaid drinking iDrones can jack off to.

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 11:56

2. Striker13084 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


FTW

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 11:58

3. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


L A M E.... an inch bigger screen than the Moto DROID....so why would i not just get a DROID then? exactly.

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 14:35

7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Or just go to an Evo

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 12:16

4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Might as well put phone calling ability in the 5"... lol... It is really not a Pad anymore when it is down at that size. It is pretty much just a "bigger" iPhone without the phone ability. Wait.. isn't that the current iPad already?? Then what should i call these mini iPads...? I am totally confused @_@

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 20:59

9. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


How about the iTampon?

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 12:29

5. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


so the name could be either iphone XL or ipad mini...in my mind, I'll still call it i"DON'TgiveAdam"

posted on 08 Apr 2010, 14:47

8. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Why?? Really... Why?

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 05:03

10. skd_62 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


MaxiPad is out... MiniPad to follow... whats next tampads with wings?

posted on 09 Apr 2010, 13:32

12. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Coming soon: The iDrone, iSheep, iKoolaide, iLoveSteve, iCult....wait, I think I'm behind the times, aren't these already out? Am I forgetting anything else?

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