In Pictures: The evolution of the tablet PC

We live in explosively innovative times for tablet computing and mobile apps. But it didn't all happen overnight. Most attempts to build a tablet-like computer, going back to the '70s, were not successful. Yet every failure was a lesson learned that led us to the iPad. Here's a look back at how the modern tablet came to be.

In Pictures: The evolution of the tablet PC prev next

Loading...

Amazon Kindle E-Reader (2007)

The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers now in its fifth generation. The Kindle let users shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media via Wi-Fi. The Kindle was not the first e-reader but it was the one that brought the medium to the mainstream and e-reading remains an important feature of all touch tablets. The Kindle also showed Amazon the value of using a mobile device to give users direct access to the company's massive catalog of content.

Prev Next 12/23

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Comments are now closed.

Close

In Pictures: The evolution of the tablet PC

23 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?