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Short lines greet iPad Mini rollout in Asia
 
Apple introduced the iPad Mini on Oct. 23 after weeks of feverish speculation. The mini tablet is 7.9 inches. The company also unveiled a faster fourth generation full-size iPad.
Apple introduced the iPad Mini on Oct. 23 after weeks of feverish speculation. The mini tablet is 7.9 inches. The company also unveiled a faster fourth generation full-size iPad.
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Diehard Apple fans lined up in several Asian cities to buy iPad Minis on Friday, but the crowds were far smaller than they've been for rollouts of other blockbuster Apple products. The device won enthusiastic reviews from customers. "It's so thin and light and very cute — so cute!" buyer Ten Ebihara said at an Apple store in Tokyo. Analysts, however, said the iPad mini's price, $329, cooled enthusiasm, as rival small multimedia tablets are cheaper.

 

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