With the anticipated arrival of the iPad Mini the rumor mills are churning and we’ve put the latest greatest together after the break.
First, the screen size is said to be a definate 7.85 inches and this should fair well against the smaller Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7. However, reports give a non-Retina resolution to the smaller sibling, but only makes sense since this is said to be a “budget” tablet.
Second, spied shots of the Mini show a proposed SIM card slot and innards that lead us to believe cellular connectivity can be enabled on the newest member of the iPad family and should give a needed advantage over the competition.
Third, expect the chassis to resemble that of the latest iPhone’s, rather than the thick curved enclosure of the current iPad. The Mini will be quite thin, possible very close to the thinness of the new iPhone 5.
Finally, production is reported to be churning out the iPad Mini by the multitudes for a debut later this month and carry a price tag of as little as $199.