History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 10:43:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Jan 27 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

Sony Tablet
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Sony Tablet

Released September 2011. Sony eventually made two versions of its tablet (Tablet S and Tablet P). Both run on Google's operating system Android 3.1 Honeycomb. They feature touchscreens, two cameras (a rear-facing 5 MP, a front-facing 0.3 MP), infrared sensor and Wi-Fi.

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