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.

Microsoft Tablet PC
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Microsoft Tablet PC. Released in 2000. Bill Gates and Microsoft achieved industry accolades for his early vision of the tablet, but the execution was not so great and this tablet was not regarded as a success.

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