History of Tablets

  • 1968 Dynabook

    1968 Dynabook
    DynabookThe Dynabook was the first tablet ever invented. It was designed by Alan Kay as a tablet or slate computer. It had nearly eternal battery life and software aimed at giving children access to digital media.
  • Apple Graphics Tablet

    Apple Graphics Tablet
    The graphics tablet was the first Apple tablet released in the home market. "Popular Galleries." Mashable. ©2005-2012 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without Explicit Permission Is Prohibited. All Rights Reserved., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://mashable.com/2012/02/03/ipad-history-devices/.
  • Osborne 1 Portable Computer

    Osborne 1 Portable Computer
    This computer weighed 21 pounds , this was a virtual roving office. "Popular Galleries." Mashable. ©2005-2012 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without Explicit Permission Is Prohibited. All Rights Reserved., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://mashable.com/2012/02/03/ipad-history-devices/.
  • Apple Bashful

    Apple Bashful
    The Apple Bashful was an inovation to the Dynabook. This tablet was actually never released. Ganapati, Priya. "Designers Unearth Apple Tablet Prototypes — From 1983." Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 22 Jan. 2010. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/01/apple-tablet-1983/.
  • Apple Newton

    Apple Newton
    This was meant to be a tablet computer, but it was a PDA. Which was an inovation to the Apple Bashful. Sherwood, James. "Apple's First Handheld: The Newton MessagePad • Reg Hardware." Apple's First Handheld: The Newton MessagePad • Reg Hardware. AmazonWireless: Cell Phones and Plans, June-July 2007. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://www.reghardware.com/2007/06/29/ft_newton_messagepad/.
  • Apple iPad

    Apple iPad
    The Apple iPad was one of the many innovations but this one was succsessful. The iPad is now one of the many Apple products bought in America. Johnson, Bobbie. "Apple IPad: The First Review." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 27 Jan. 2010. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/27/apple-ipad-tablet-first-review.
  • Telautograph 1888

    Telautograph 1888
    There was pen connected to wires that you would write with then it would transfer to another pen and rewrite or draw what you did. "Popular Galleries." Mashable. ©2005-2012 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without Explicit Permission Is Prohibited. All Rights Reserved., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://mashable.com/2012/02/03/ipad-history-devices/.
  • GRiDpad

    GRiDpad
    This tablet had a 10 inch stylus with a sensitive screen in place of a keyboard. "Popular Galleries." Mashable. ©2005-2012 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without Explicit Permission Is Prohibited. All Rights Reserved., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. http://mashable.com/2012/02/03/ipad-history-devices/.