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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.

Blackberry Playbook
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Blackberry PlayBook. Released April 2011. PlayBook is the first device to run BlackBerry Tablet OS, based on QNX Neutrino, and runs apps developed using Adobe AIR. It features a 7-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration.

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