On the 7.85" 'iPad Mini'

Nick Wingfield and Nick Bilton for the NYT, on the purported smaller iPad:

The company is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display, according to several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans. The product is expected to be announced this year.

If this is true -- and it’s looking more and more like it is -- then Google and Amazon should be worried.

Will I buy one? No, but I bet a helluva lot of others will.

(via 512px)