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Apple wishes to make reduced iPad

iPad is here

Company Apple develops the reduced version of a i-tablet iPad. The new device will be equipped by the screen with a size on a diagonal from 5 to 7 inches, writes Digitimes referring to manufacturers of components.

Small iPad is NO here.

According to Mingchi Kuo (analyst of Digitimes Research), the new tablet can go on sale in the first quarter 2011. Thus «small iPad» it will be focused on reading of e-books. The device price will make less than $400. For comparison, cost of younger model iPad with the screen of 9,7 inches in the USA makes $499.

The competitive applicant

It is expected, that the similar device can make competition for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. The Most widespread version Kindle is equipped by the 6-inch screen and is on sale for $259.

Thus «small iPad» also can occupy a niche between the original version of the device put on the market on April, 3rd, and devices iPhone and iPod touch which of 3,5 inches possess the screen.

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