Which features would you like to see in Apple's iPad Mini, expected to debut on Oct. 23? Check out our top requests for the petite tablet.
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Optional 4G LTE service would help set the iPad mini apart from leading 7-inch slates--specifically the Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, and Barnes & Noble Nook HD--all of which are Wi-Fi-only. Cellular connectivity has its pros and cons, of course. On the plus side, it enhances iOS 6 features such as Siri voice interaction and spoken, turn-by-turn directions, neither of which is much use when you're offline. Since the 3rd-gen iPad offers LTE, it would be surprising if the Mini didn't as well. From a cost-of-ownership standpoint, cellular connectivity brings with it a higher up-front cost--currently $130 per model--and well as a U.S. monthly service fee ranging from $15 to $50 from either AT&T or Verizon.
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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