History of the tablet computer

POSTED: 10:43 AM CDT Sep 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:25 AM CST Nov 12, 2013 
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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.