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Top 10 most read: Apple iPad Mini launch and Ativ S hands on

29 Oct 2012
Apple iPad Mini tablet with FaceTime and A5 processor

It's no surprise that in the week in which Apple unveiled a slew of new products, including the iPad Mini, that stories surrounding the firm should dominate our top 10 most read.

The announcement of the device, as well as new iMac and Mac Mini devices, took several slots in the list, while our first impressions of the smaller form factor iPad was also of keen interest as readers wondered what specs Apple had included in the device.

Our head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 from Google - its main tablet rivals - also proved popular, no doubt as those already thinking about their Christmas wish lists decided which tablet to plump for from Santa.

However, the iPhone 5 still seems to be the hottest gadget Apple has to offer at present, as our head-to-head with the HTC One X was the most read article of the week.

The mobile world dominated the top 10, with our hands-on video with the Samsung Ativ S running Windows Phone 8 proving popular while our thoughts on the importance of Windows 8 for Microsoft was also widely read.

Meanwhile former mobile giant Research in Motion continued its attempts to convince users it remains a relevant alternative, touting the business credentials for its app ecosystems at an event attended by V3.


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The Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet PC

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Apple iPad Mini with 7.9in screen held by a hand

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 Apple iPad Mini tablet with FaceTime and A5 processor

Apple iPad Mini first impressions
We take a look at the iPad Mini's specs





samsung-ativ-s-windows-8-smartphoneSamsung Ativ S hands-on review
V3 tries out Samsung's answer to the HTC WP8 X and Nokia Lumia 920





Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone running Android 4.1 slanted view

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jelly Bean update available for Vodafone and O2 customers
Update being staggered but should be available for all in coming weeks




LG Nexus 4 Google Android handset at Carphone Warehouse

LG Nexus 4 smartphone with Android 4.2 leaked by Carphone Warehouse
Website starts taking pre-orders for yet-to-be-unveiled Android device





BlackBerry 10 corporate mode

RIM touts BlackBerry 10 business app credentials
Slick developer tools and the ability to link behind the firewall give BlackBerry the edge, according to RIM




Samsung ATIV Windows 8 tablet

Samsung Ativ 500T and 700T Windows 8 video demo
V3 gets a look at Samsung's forthcoming Windows 8 all-in-one tablets





 Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 tablet laptop hybrid running Windows 8 close up

Top 10 Microsoft Windows 8 launch insights
What Redmond's milestone launch means for the company's future as we enter a 'new era' of computing

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Madeline Bennett

Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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