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iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7

Tablet Faceoff: The iPad Mini vs. the Competition

With this morning's announcement of the iPad Mini, Apple is throwing itself into the handheld multimedia tablet ring against the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Barnes and Noble's Nook HD. The new iPad on the block faces fierce competition, and with the holidays fast approaching, the battle of the tablets will surely intensify.

Here's how Apple's iPad Mini compares with its toughest competitors — the Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, and Nexus 7.

iPad Mini Kindle Fire HD Nook HD Nexus 7
Price - 16 GB: $329 WiFi,
$459 + Cellular
- 32GB: $429 WiFi,
$559 + Cellular
- 64GB: $529 WiFi,
$659 + Cellular
- 16GB: $199
w/ ads, $214 w/o ads
- 32 GB: $249
w/ ads, $264 w/o ads
- 8GB: $199
- 16GB: $229
- 8GB: $199
- 16GB: $248
Screen 7.9 inches 7 inches 7 inches 7 inches
Thickness 7.2mm 10.16mm 11mm 10.45mm
Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 1440 x 900 1280 x 800
Battery 10 hrs using WiFi
9 hrs using Cellular
11 hrs using WiFi 10.5 hrs of reading
9 hrs of video
10 hrs of reading
9 hrs of video
Front Camera 1.2 MP photo, 720p HD video HD camera (MP
undisclosed)
none 1.2 MP photo
Back Camera 5 MP photo, 1080p HD video none none none
Apps

275K 50K 6K 600K

Will the iPad Mini outsell the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, and Nook HD this season? Share your predictions, and let us know which tablet will go on your wish list for the holidays.

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