This user has been happy with the 7″ Kindle Fire since December.  Yes, it isn’t an iPad.  Yes, it doesn’t require a “capped” mobile wireless data account.  Yes, it was $199 not $500-800.  No, it isn’t as cool as an iPad, nor as heavy.  If Apple gets into the market at a desirable price point, they will win market share IMHO.

iPad Mini: 6 Reasons Apple Must Do It – Hardware – Handhelds/PDAs – Informationweek