History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 10:43:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 11:25:10 AM CST

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.

Kindle Fire HD
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Kindle Fire HD. This HD version of the original Kindle Fire has dual stereo speakers and Doby Digital Plus, first tablet to ever have it. It's also 40 percent faster, has a longer battery life and there are big and small versions of the new Kindle Fire HD.

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