The drop-test: iPad mini versus Nexus 7

The iPad mini was released today, and while many of you are taking your precious devices home to a safe place, some people actually know what time it is. Time to smash some tablets.

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No iPad mini today — should we expect it in October?

After many rumors and leaks, we thought Apple might launch its supposed “iPad mini” today alongside the iPhone 5. But today’s event was crowded with the new iPhone, updated iPods, and a new version of iTunes. So when can we expect the iPad mini?

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Google sells out of 16GB Nexus 7 tablet

Google has stopped taking new orders for the 16GB model of the Nexus 7 tablet in the Google Play store, a sign Google did not prepare for the tremendous demand the device has attracted thus far.

Google says Nexus 7 orders will arrive soon

If you’ve been waiting patiently for your Nexus 7 tablet to arrive, your wait is almost up. Google’s hotly anticipated device will ship by Thursday to most U.S. customers who preordered, unless you ordered accessories with the tablet.