Apple's iPad mini to start at $329, go on sale Friday


Apple Inc will sell its new 7.9-inch "iPad mini" for $329 and up, higher than some industry observers had expected.

The company, which hopes to beat back rivals such as Google Inc and Inc with their $199 seven-inch tablets, said online sales will begin on Friday and shipments start a week later.

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(Reporting By Poornima Gupta and Noel Randewich)