The new Apple iPad Mini and the latest fourth-generation iPads open up the options available to potential users in the U.S. who want a 4G tablet.
The latest Long Term Evolution (LTE) version of the 10.1-inch iPad and its new 7.9-inch brother will work on the Sprint Nextel 4G network, as well as the LTE networks of AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
But the 4G LTE iPad Mini starts at $459, with no upfront subsidies from any operators. It's a healthy chunk of change to spend on 4G. So, which operator should you pick?