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Apple developing smaller-sized iPad for 2011?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Apr 2010 22:46 User comments (18)

Apple developing smaller-sized iPad for 2011? According to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo, Apple is already developing a smaller version of the iPad, reportedly anywhere from 5-to-7 inches, which it will launch in early 2011.
Kuo based his conclusion on talks "with upstream component sources," and he also concludes that the smaller iPad will sell for somewhere between $300 and $400.

The device will be targeted at at the "highly-portable mobile device market and consumers that focus mainly on reading and do not have a high demand for text input," meaning it will basically be an e-reader that additionally has all the other perks of an iPad.

When asked about the HP Slate, Kuo says it will not be any competition to the iPad, mainly due to its low battery life.

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18 user comments

19.4.2010 22:54

I would rather have the HP slate seeing it has a full OS and still has 5 hours of battery.

29.4.2010 23:00

You mean the iPhone?

39.4.2010 23:16

Yes I was about to say they already did this - it was called an iPhone.

49.4.2010 23:33

Still seems to expensive to me. If it where to run OSX that would be a different story but that's not gonna happen now is it?

510.4.2010 0:17

Why are their no comparisons to the MS Courier. That seems like it might be a decent rival or alternative to the iPad. ---Chikn

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610.4.2010 0:52

HP slate

710.4.2010 2:30

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Yes I was about to say they already did this - it was called an iPhone.
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Why do people keep saying this!
The iphone has voice services, gps, and 3g

A small ipad is called an ipod.

810.4.2010 4:51

Why are these people buying this ipad junk. My friend lost interest after a day and sold his ipad in ebay. The worst part is you cant print not mentioning battery life. JUNNNK!!!!!

STOP BUYING JOBS GARBAGE .............


Wait for the slate people.

910.4.2010 6:01

Originally posted by kfir1:
Why are these people buying this ipad junk. My friend lost interest after a day and sold his ipad in ebay. The worst part is you cant print not mentioning battery life. JUNNNK!!!!!

STOP BUYING JOBS GARBAGE .............


Wait for the slate people.
slate isnt much better with 5 hour basic battery life..imagine how long it'll last if you play movies on it..anyway..wait for a better device to come along..nither is worth the dough

1010.4.2010 6:08
Wrm
Unverified new user

Are you friggin serious? The Ipad is just a big Ipod touch, so what would a smaller Ipad be? You guessed it. I hate apple so much

1110.4.2010 7:30

Josipher I guess you haven't used an IPAD yet. If you have not touch or used an IPAD please DON NOT comment as if you know something.

IPAD is totally useless in the business world. Slate will have windows 7. I can install all the "usefull apps" in windows 7 that can be use in a "real world application". Try that on an IPAD.

1210.4.2010 8:48

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
You mean the iPhone?
Yea, exactly what I was thinking too. When shrunk, people want it to fit in their pocket, like an iPhone, but a really expensive iPhone to boot, so their would really be no diff at all, IMO.

1310.4.2010 12:39
siggy2xc
Unverified new user

so its a smaller big ipod touch?

1410.4.2010 17:00

I thought the whole point of an ipad (an over sized ipod touch) was for the bigger screen the whole point of it is to read books more easily that's it why would you browse the web on it it has no flash support. If they shrink it its just a damn ipod touch what they should have done is put OSX on the ipad i think it's a huge waste of money even the hp slate yes it has a full os but so do netbooks and i am sure some netbooks get more then 5 hours of battery life

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1510.4.2010 17:47

the ipad can do 3G

1612.4.2010 17:06
bazjf
Inactive

wow, they havn't even released the original yet, maybe i'll wait for the smaller one

1715.4.2010 11:19

Oh goodie - the iPaperweight - I'll start saving up now!!

1813.6.2010 22:35
geoweb
Unverified new user

Can this device do any of the following?

- cheapest internet connection with good bandwidth, and unlimited download
- need to connect to blackberry email; groupwise?
- need to upload photos from my camera
- need to access data on USB key
- need to watch avi divX movies - (what converter is needed)
- need to use power point, excel, ms-word

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