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Tech Check: The tablet size war

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The tablet war heats up with several tech companies now trying to fight for the perfect tablet size. The tablet war heats up with several tech companies now trying to fight for the perfect tablet size.
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Suddenly size matters in the tablet wars and it is all about the 7-inch tablet. While the iPad is the undisputed king of the tablet wars, its screen measures 9.7 inches while several others are offering a size that might be a better fit.

The first 7-inch tablet was the BlackBerry PlayBook, but it never really took off. Enter the 7-inch Kindle Fire which sparked the latest size battle. The Fire is now the second most popular tablet on the market in terms of sales with the full-sized iPad continuing its dominance.

The latest to enter the battle is the Google Nexus 7 which came out this past Friday. Already, several major retailers are reporting that they are sold out. The Nexus 7 is Google's first entry into the tablet market. It runs on android Mobile.

The reviews for the Nexus 7 are generally good. It could be a serious contender against the Kindle Fire since it offers a camera and a higher resolution screen.

But don't count Apple out of the war with rumors surfacing this week they may soon be offering a smaller tablet as well which some are calling the iPad Mini. Bloomberg reported this week that the iPad Mini could be announced this coming October which would put it in prime position for the holiday shopping blitz. The tablet could measure either 7 or 8 inches according to the report and would be around the same price as the Kindle Fire and Google Nexus at $199.

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