History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 08:43:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2014 11:49:38 AM PDT

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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Amazon Kindle. Released 2007. While Amazon's first model wasn't nearly what tablets are now, it proved beyond doubt that the time was right for ebooks and e-readers to make their move.

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