Smaller Apple iPad to get 7.8” Screen: NY Times

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Apple is developing a 7.85-inch iPad said the New York Times, joining a chorus of other reports of a smaller iPad due this year.

Apple iPad
Apple iPad

The Times said the 7.85-inch device will be announced this year and sell at a lower price that the current 9.7-inch version starting at $499.

Earlier reports from Digitimes and Bloomberg also said Apple will reveal this year an iPad with a screen between 7 and 8 inches.

Meanwhile, Google’s new 7-inch Nexus 7  tablet, appears to have sold out of all pre-orders at key retailers.

Google’s web site is promising to “ship soon,”  (1-2 week delay).

Pre-orders are also sold out at GameStop, Staples, Office Depot and Sam’s Club, said CNET.

The Nexus 7 runs the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and has a  1280×800 pixel HD display, plus  Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. Pricing starts at $199.

Source: The New York Times, CNET

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