New York Times: smaller iPad, larger Kindle Fire

New York Times: smaller iPad, larger Kindle FireThere’s no shortage of iPad mini or Amazon hardware rumours at the moment, but when The New York Times speaks, people tend to listen.

Said publication reckons we should expect both an iPad mini and a larger Amazon Kindle Fire.

According to “a developer briefed on Amazon’s plans who did not want to be identified talking about unannounced products”, Amazon is working on a Kindle Fire with a larger display, with a view to taking on the iPad.

We’ve also been hearing lately that Amazon is expected to release a new 7in Amazon Kindle Fire, with an enhanced display.

Meanwhile, according to “several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans”, we should expect an iPad mini announcement at some point this year.

As for iPad mini price, it’s tipped to be “significantly less than the latest iPad”. Things are heating up in the budget tablet arena, as Google recently announced the £199 Asus Nexus 7.

The late Steve Jobs was quite outspoken about smaller tablets, suggesting that they aren't "sufficient to create great tablet apps", and that users are required to "sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size".

However, these iPad mini rumours are getting harder and harder to ignore.

via: The New York Times

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 17, 2012 at 13:08

these iPad mini rumours are getting harder and harder to ignore
Not. I show y'all how:

Like so! :p

Anyhoo, NYT has probably the same sources that others deal with.

barrybarryk  Jul. 17, 2012 at 13:24

£159 + plus shipping for the Nexus 7
I'd seriously doubt Apple will put out a tablet at anywhere near that price. It's not like they're
big into competing on price.

And even if they do make a 7" tablet, they'll keep the same 4:3 screen ratio making it too big for a lot of people. I like 7" tablets because they're small and fit in my jacket pocket, why would anyone want a wider one?

lcurdie / MOD  Jul. 17, 2012 at 14:40

£159 + plus shipping for the Nexus 7

Strange that my brain deleted the £159 model. That's actually quite worrying oO


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