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Rumor Has It: No Retina iPad Mini in your holiday stocking

Smartwatches, smartphones, and a sneaky little tablet made the rumor mill freak out this week.

Now playing: Watch this: No Retina iPad Mini for the holidays

It's been quite a week for news that starts with the word "smart."

Eric Schmidt was caught last week holding the rumored Moto X smartphone, which opened the flood gates of speculation: When will it come out? Who will carry it? What're the specs?

A leaked alleged release schedule, though, claims to have an answer to at least one of those questions. The Moto X, along with the HTC One, will arrive at Verizon next month.

The smartwatch train is a fast-moving one, and everyone's trying to jump aboard. A new rumor claims that Microsoft is hard at work on a smartwatch of its own, and has put the Surface team on the case. And Apple, not to be outdone, is supposedly "aggressively" hiring people for its iWatch team.

And finally, I'm sorry iPad Mini fans, but you might have to wait a while longer for a next-gen iPad Mini with Retina Display. Not to worry, though. If some of these rumors pan out, you might be able to scoop up a "budget" non-Retina iPad Mini 2 before that. But why would you want to?

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