For small-tablet buyers the Mini is a great option. It's pricier than the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7, but its size, elegant hardware and app ecosystem make the extra bucks worth it. If you already own a tablet, though, there isn't much reason to rush out and buy a Mini.
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The Mini isn't perfect. One of the first things I noticed was the stereo speakers are located on the bottom of the device. Not only is having them so close together not ideal for stereo sound, but when you hold the Mini to watch a movie or video in landscape, your right hand blocks the speakers. Of course, it's easy enough to plug headphones in and enjoy stereo sound in every orientation.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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