Big screens, small screens, with and without Windows, some with keyboards, and everything in between. Here's a sneak peek at the diverse batch of tablets expected this fall.
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Never mind the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. The hottest 7-inch tablet among holiday shoppers might very well be a 7-inch version of the iPad. Sure, Steve Jobs infamously dissed 7-inch slates long ago, but Apple knows a market opportunity when it sees one. And consumers seem to want a mobile device that's larger than a smartphone but smaller and lighter than the 9.7-inch iPad.
Apple supposedly will announce its new iPhone on September 12--a month earlier than expected--and perhaps even a smaller iPad at the same event. The iPad Mini or iPad Nano--take your pick--might actually be somewhat longer and wider that most 7-inch slates, with a 7.85-inch screen and 1024-by-768-pixel resolution. What will it cost? Some say $299 is the sweet spot.
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