iPad Mini, 4th generation iPad hit Sprint retail stores in limited quantities, force you to leave your house

Eager to size up Cupertino's latest tablets on the Now Network? Better call your local retailer -- Sprint is now offering the iPad mini and Apple's 4th generation revision at select brick and mortar locations. Existing smartphone customers who make the trek down to their local mini-mall will be able to add the slates to their account at a discounted rate, scoring a 1GB data plan for $15 per month or 100MB for $10. Sprint will also be enacting a waitlist system for customers who miss out due to the company's admittedly limited stock, asking customers to purchase a $50 gift card in exchange for a guaranteed device when the next wave of tablets hit stores. Check out the official press release after the break for Sprint's full announcement.

Update: Looks like Verizon and AT&T have the mini on shelves starting today as well.

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Sprint to Offer iPad mini

OVERLAND PARK, KS. – Nov. 16, 2012 – Sprint today announced it is now offering
iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. Sprint is offering these new iPads with a range
of attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to its 4G LTE network. The
data plans are available without a contract providing customers with the freedom to
activate or cancel a plan at any time.

iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53
percent lighter than the third generation iPad, features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-
Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless
performance* and an incredible 10-hours of battery life.** The fourth generation
iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip,
FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth
generation iPad come with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating
system with over 200 new features.

"iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad, combined with Sprint's 4G LTE network
and our aggressively priced rate plans, offer customers an outstanding tablet
experience," said Fared Adib, senior vice president, Product Development,
Sprint. "Sprint doesn't put its customers on shared pricing plans like some carriers.
With Sprint you get the best pricing for all the data you need without the worry of
overages."

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AT&T Offers iPad Mini

DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced it is now offering iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. AT&T is offering these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to the nation's largest 4G network.
iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance* and an incredible 10-hours of battery life.** The fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features.
"Our customers are increasingly connecting their devices to the mobile internet and our new Mobile Share plans allow them to add a tablet for just 10 dollars a month," said Glenn Lurie, president, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility. "We're thrilled to offer iPad mini to our customers on the nation's largest 4G network."
Customers can buy the new iPads at AT&T retail locations. For more information please visit www.att.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
*** Smartphone required. Up to ten devices per plan. Additional monthly charge per device. $15 per GB for add'l data. Unlimited talk and text for phones only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and other restrictions may apply. Access to corporate email, intranet sites and apps available for $15/mo. per device.