UPDATE 4-Apple to host Oct. 23 event, iPad mini expected
News from Reuters:

Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:19pm EDT

* Smaller tablet would be new segment for Apple

* 7-8 inch screen, seen to compete with Kindle, Nexus

By Poornima Gupta

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Apple Inc will host an event on Oct. 23, said a source familiar with the plan, in what is expected to be the unveiling of a smaller iPad to venture into a market staked out well in advance by rivals Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc.

Speculation has swirled for months that Apple was planning a smaller, less expensive version of its popular iPad to take on cheaper competing devices, a move that analysts say may hurt its margins but prevent its arch-rivals from dominating an increasingly important computing segment.

The consumer device giant is gearing up to unveil a new product at a major Oct. 23 event, said the source who declined to be named, days before Microsoft Corp unveils Windows 8 and its new Surface tablet on Oct. 26.

The source did not specify what the product would be. An Apple spokesman declined to comment. continues on Reuters

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Samsung 10″ Nexus Tablet Won’t Be Seen Until “First Half of Next Year”
News from Droid Life:

Google is planning on making a splash in the next few months with their Nexus program. We all know about the Nexus phones that are supposed to be dropping soon, but we are pretty certain that Samsung has a tablet up their sleeve to add to the Nexus portfolio. CNET is reporting that the two companies are working towards a 10″ Nexus tablet to follow up the wildly popular Nexus 7.

We’ve heard before that the display will be pushing a 2560×1600 resolution, which equals 299 ppi and is more than any other tablet out there right now. Unfortunately, it sounds as if we can’t expect this tablet anytime before “the first half of next year,” which is a pretty big timefra…………… continues on Droid Life

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