History of Tablets

  • Memex

    A data archiving device, proposes by Vannevar Bush. Image Source
  • Styalator

    A device that would connect to computers, and would recognize the handwriting of the user. Image Source
  • RAND Tablet

    RAND Tablet
    A graphical computer input device. The RAND tablet is believed to be the first graphic device that is digital. Source Image Source
  • DynaBook

    Was the first fully-functioning tablet computer conceived by computer scientist, Alan Kay. Originally targeted to children. Image Source
  • Inforite

    Captures signatures and stores them on portable computers. Image Source
  • Pencept

    Uses handwriting recognition system. Image Source
  • GRiDPad

    The first comercially avalible tablet. This used MS-DOS operating system. Image Source
  • Momenta Pentop

    Momenta Pentop
    The first "pentop" computer; combining a laptop keyboard with the handwriting recognition system. Image Source
  • Model 3125 Pen Computers

    Model 3125 Pen Computers
    The operating system is MS DOS 5.0 and the pen software is PenDOS. Image Source
  • EO Personal Communicator

    EO Personal Communicator
    Competed Agianst Apple Newton. It was a digital personal organization tool which used wireless technologies. Image Source
  • IBM ThinkPad

    IBM ThinkPad
    A pen Computer designed by IBM. Image Source
  • Apple Newton

    Apple Newton
    A Personal Digital Assistance.
    "A Newton is best described as a handheld communications assistant with a touch-screen and pen-stylus that allows the user to gather, manage, and share information.
    Included applications are "Notes", "Names", and "Dates", as well as simple tools such as a Calculator, Currency Converter, Time-Zones Maps, and more." [1] [1] Image Source
  • IBM Simon

    IBM Simon
    A touchscreen cellphone and PDA. It also included email features Image Source
  • OmniGo 120

    OmniGo 120
    Handheld organizers with flip-around clamshell display with pen support and Graffiti handwriting recognition. Image Source
  • OmniGo 100

    OmniGo 100
    Handheld organizers with flip-around clamshell display with pen support and Graffiti handwriting recognition. Image Source
  • DEC Lectrice

    DEC Lectrice
    A Pen Based Personal Computer. Image Source
  • Palm Pilot

    Palm Pilot
    The First palm Pilot. The second generation of Palm PDA devices produced by Palm Inc. Image Source
  • QBE

    Input options: Capacitive TouchPen and handwriting-recognition, onscreen keyboard, headset and speech-recognition software, traditional keyboard and mouse. Built-In Wi-Fi Source of Information Image Source
  • Intel Web Tablet

    Intel Web Tablet
    A wireless touch screen tablet computer which allowed the user surf the internet from anywhere with a wireless access. Image Source
  • PaceBlade

    The Fiirst device that meets the Microsoft's Tablet PC standard.
    Received the "Best Hardware" award at VAR Vision 2000. Image Source
  • QBE Vivo

    QBE Vivo
    A pen computer created by Aqcess Technologies. Image Source
  • Microsoft Tablet PC

    Microsoft Tablet PC
    A pen-enabled computer, running "Windows XP Tablet PC Edition" operating system. Image Source
  • Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

    Nokia 770 Internet Tablet
    It is designed for wireless Internet browsing and e-mail functions and includes software such as Internet radio, an RSS news reader, ebook reader, image viewer and media players for selected types of media. Image Source
  • Apple iPod Touch

    Apple iPod Touch
    An mp3 player with WiFi. Image Source
  • ModBook

    The first Tablet running on Mac OS X. Image Source
  • HP TouchSmart TX2 Series

    HP TouchSmart TX2 Series
    A touch-screen laptop. Image Source
  • EEE PC T91

    EEE PC T91
    Asus released a multi-touch tablet. It is similar in specification to other netbooks, but features a 8.9" rotatable touchscreen and a retractable stylus. Image Source
  • iPad

    Runs Apple iOS. It can record videos, take photos, play music; it can also surfe the internet. Image Source
  • Gallexy Tab

    Gallexy Tab
    Samsung Galexy Tab - Runs Android. It takes photos, records videos, and can surf the internet. Image Source
  • iPad 2

    iPad 2
    Thinner, lighter than iPad 1; with better graphics and more memory. Image Source
  • Motorola Xoom

    Motorola Xoom
    Android-based tablet computer made by Motorola. Image Source
  • Samsung Galexy Note 10.1

    Samsung Galexy Note 10.1
    Vey thin tablet. Runs Android 4.0; 1.4 GHz Quad-Core CPU. Image Source
  • iPad 3

    iPad 3
    Thinner, lighter, faster, and has a longer battery life than iPad 2. Image Source
  • iPad Mini

    iPad Mini
    Smaller than iPad; you can hold it in one hand, it is very light. Image Source
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z

    Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    Very thin (6.9 mm) and very light (495 grams) 10.1-inch tablet. It is a dust free and water-proof tablet. Image Source