Well, there are few things I hate more than trying to browse a website on a mobile device and having it pop up a "please get the app for this website" message on you.
Chrome for Android allows you to request the desktop version and I believe you do not get those prompts. I assume Chrome for iOS has the same functionality.
The presentation today was very convincing with the fact that a 7.9 inch screen was 35% bigger than the 7.1 inch screen. Also the fact that it runs native tablet apps really give the iPad Mini a bump over Android.
How many average consumers actually watch the announcement events though? I'd bet it's a tiny minority. The iPad demo was also more than a little skewed; among other things they happened to pick an app that was tablet optimized for the iPad but not for Android.
If Google goes up on stage next week at their event and plays a movie on the iPad and on the Nexus 7 and shows that the extra screen real estate just results in black boxes, or they demo Google Maps directly against Apple Maps, does that change everything back again? Honestly, I think neither really moves the needle much.
The question is, will people be willing to pay a 65% premium ($200 vs $330) for an iPad instead of a Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, or Nook Tablet? We're also assuming that these same people are/were unwilling to pay a 100% premium for an iPad 2. Does that $70 make a huge difference? I don't believe so.
Like I said, I think it will sell, and I think it will sell very well. I just don't think it will sell to the majority of people who would have otherwise bought a $200 Android tablet. I think the market will be composed of people who might have bought a $300-350 10 inch Android tablet, or people who would never have considered an Android tablet at all but wanted an iPad (or another iPad) at a more reasonable price.