History of the tablet computer

Published On: Sep 07 2012 11:43:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 12:25:10 PM EST

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.