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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12 Comments

1. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Wait, you mean an iPhone?

6. adash13x

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2010

no no!!! ipod touch! lol

11. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

2. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

FTW

3. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

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

7. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Or just go to an Evo

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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 @_@

9. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

How about the iTampon?

5. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

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

8. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Why?? Really... Why?

10. skd_62

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

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

12. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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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