Currys has released its list of predicted top sellers for Christmas, and many believe that no. 4, "Apple mystery product", is the iPad mini.

UK retailer Currys/PC World has announced its yearly Christmas list: the top ten products that it believes will be big sellers in its stores come December. Number 4 is "Apple mystery product, £TBC", and many industry watchers believe this could be a clue to the launch of Apple's iPad mini.

Tablets dominate the list, with Apple's new third-gen iPad top and the Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 also appearing.

"While it's no surprise that the likes of the iPad and Kindle are going to be on everyone's gift lists this year, we also think the tablet market as a whole could be a big winner," commented Mark Hosgood, manager for e-readers and tablets at Currys/PC World.

iPad mini engineering sample photo

A claimed photo of an iPad mini engineering sample, courtesy of GottaBeMobile. See related story, Apple iPad mini 'leaked in China' - pictures

"We are already selling three times as many tablet devices as we were this time last year, and I expect this number will continue to rise as we get closer to Christmas."

Here's the full Currys Christmas list:

1 Apple new iPad (3rd generation), from £399.99

2 Kindle e-reader, from £89

3 Google Nexus 7 tablet, £199.99

4 Apple mystery product, £TBC

5 Krups, Dolce Gusto, from £89

6 Kindle Fire, £TBC

7 Goji Tinchy Stryder: On Cloud 9 headphones, from £19.99

8 Dyson DC44 vacuum cleaner, £TBC

9 Tefal Actifry, from £179

10 Nikon S13200 compact digital camera, £TBC