Originally Posted by afv011
Not quite true. The Nook HD has a ppi of 243, close to the ipad's 264 which they call retina. Yet, it is as light as the mini with similar battery life, and $100 cheaper for the same storage capacity. The problem with the mini is that apple has to either go to the same resolution of the ipad to avoid yet another resolution (which means 330ppi), or they have to introduce a new resolution that would wreak havoc with the developers, as the new iphone did. "Too much battery and processing power" does not explain the low resolution of the mini, as the competition is showing.
Yup, Apple is probably not going to introduce a new resolution. The reasons for that are obvious. We can add that to the list.
Comparing a Nook to an iPad is a bit like comparing a Renault to an Audi, so trotting out specs to imply the opposite is pretty funny.