History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 08:43:30 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 26 2016 11:00:00 PM PST

With Wednesday marking the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the original iPad, take a look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab

Released November 2010, the Galaxy Tab was the first Android-powered tablet to be released. This tablet has a 7-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi capability, a 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Samsung Exynos 3110 processor, a 3.2 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video calls.

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