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History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 08:43:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 09:25:10 AM PST

In something of a surprise move, Apple began selling its new iPad Mini on Tuesday. The tablet is available from Apple's online store, from wireless partners AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, and select third-party retailers such as Best Buy. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

Motorola Xoom
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Motorola Xoom. Released February 2011. This is an is an Android-based tablet developed by Motorola. It supports up to 720p video playback, features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. It has a larger, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration as well.

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