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.

Kindle Fire HD
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Kindle Fire HD

The HD version of the original Kindle Fire, released in the fall of 2012, has dual stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus, the first tablet to ever have it. It was also 40 percent faster and had a longer battery life than original Kindle Fire and was offered in two different sizes at an introductory price of $199 and $299.

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