Apple unveils mini iPad tablet with prices starting at $329 to compete with Amazon's Kindle and Google's Android tablets

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This article titled “iPad mini: Apple launches new smaller tablet” was written by Ben Quinn, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 23rd October 2012 18.21 UTC

Apple has unveiled a mini version of its iPad as part of its move to muscle in on the market in smaller, cheaper tablets – one dominated for now by Amazon and Google.

The new iPad mini, which can be held in one hand, has a 7.9 inch (20cm) display, weighs in at 0.68 pounds (0.3kg) and is 7.2mm (0.3 inches) thin, a quarter thinner than the new fourth generation iPad which was launched at the same event.

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