Even though iPad mini may come in a smaller package, it still packs a lot of screen real estate into its form factor with its 7.9" display compared to iPad's 9.7". In fact, the display-to-size ratio is significantly better on iPad mini. For the trade-off in dimensions, iPad mini provides a superior screen real estate that will not feel all that cramped for regular iPad users. Exactly how much of the display does iPad mini, with its absolutely immense reduction in size and weight, pack compared to iPad? Read on for the specifics.
There is a reason that seems unbeknownst to every other tablet manufacturer as to why iPad is king of the industry, with no foreseeable future of the device having to hand over its crown (or rather, swipe over - or Bump if the nonexistent reigning device is trendy). Microsoft wants to challenge the iPad head-on, previously with tablet-optimized versions of Windows designed for other manufacturers to design hardware around, though that entire Windows tablet landscape changed last week as the company announced that it will embark on the release of its own line of "Surface" tablets. Even with some features and options Apple should take note of (although nothing earth-shattering that the company will have to scramble to surpass), Surface tablets are destined to be another failed high-profile attempt to take the tablet market by storm, putting customers off through a process I'd like to call the "Surface (Anti-)Purchasing Cycle."
Sometimes there's better news, especially in the wake of slow iPhone sales in China. In its first day of availability at the end of November, the iPhone sold an estimated 60,000 units in South Korea, giving Apple one successful Asian debut. Wireless carrier KT Corporation reported the number, which now represents 15% of 400,000 total smartphones sold in the country in the third quarter of 2009.