History of the tablet computer

POSTED: 9:43 AM Sep 07 2012   UPDATED: 10:25 AM Nov 12 2013

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.

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iPad 2. Released March 2011. The iPad 2 has a battery that lasts up to 10 hours, a dual core Apple A5 processor and VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video calling.

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