The Apple iPad Mini wait is over. It is now listed on Saholic for Rs. 21,900 for the Wi-Fi 16GB version and Rs. 29,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 16 GB version. The Mini tab will be available from 7th or 8th December.
Finally the Apple iPad Mini is making its way into the Indian market with a starting price tag of Rs. 21,900. The price looks pretty good but the Google Nexus 7 with quad core processor seems better as it is priced at under Rs. 20,000 (Rs. 17,641 on Homeshop18) however it is not easily available and most of the time out of stock.
The iPad Mini 32 GB version will cost around Rs. 27,900 for the Wi-Fi version and 35,900 for Wi-Fi + Cellular version. The iPad Mini 64GB will come for 33,900 and 41,900 for Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi + Cellular versions respectively.
The Mini runs on iOS 6 OS over a Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1GHz (Apple A5 chipset) with PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU. The tab weighs 308 grams and is 7.2 mm thin. The scratch and damage resistant IPS screen is 7.9 inches with 1024×768 pixels resolution (16M colours).
Other features are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB port, 5MP rear and 1.2 MP front camera with 1080p video recording via rear and 720p video recording via front camera, 512MB RAM and accelerometer / light / compass sensors.
The Li-Po battery with a proprietary connecter pin for charging gives a usage time of around 10 hours.