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.

Nook tablet
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Barnes & Noble

Nook Tablet

Released November 2011. The original Barnes & Nobel Nook e-reader was released in November 2009, but the newer tablet - which ran on the Android platform and came with either 16 or 8 gigabytes of internal storage - became available two years later.


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