HTC's version of Windows Phone 8 is amongst the new offerings this week from major tech players.

From the iPad Mini to new devices from Google, it's expected to be a big week in the tech industry, and Business Insider has a comprehensive look at what's to come. 

Starting with an announcement from Apple tomorrow that's all but guaranteed to be the debut of a miniature version of the iPad with a low-price point and widely reported 7.85-inch screen, the week will continue with Galaxy Note II availability announcements and the official release of the Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 operating system. A week from today, on October 29, the hubbub culminates in competing announcements from Microsoft -- with Windows Phone 8 models from both Nokia and HTC -- and Google, reputed to be revealing a new Nexus smarthphone from LG, an updated Nexus 7 tablet and a larger tablet from Samsung. One rumored product we now know for sure won't be unveiled this week: the 'Nexus X' from Sony, which turned out to be a fake.