If you think the Apple iPad was the first tablet ever created, you probably know too little about technology. Tablets have been here for quite a while now. However, the ones that you see today are different from those developed in the early days. Now, if you think it was in the early 50s that the tablets came into existence, you still got it wrong.
Tablets are not a recent invention. The TV series “Star Trek” features members operating something that looked like tablet PC. It was in the early 80s that the first tablet was introduced. However, this one was used for specific purposes. In terms of size, these were quite bulkier and heavier compared to the present-day tablets and hence were far from making it big.
A decade later in 1999, Microsoft tried its hand at developing a hand-held computing device that would be much better than that of its predecessors. Though the size reduced, they weren’t small enough to be carried along.
While companies were trying hard to get the ‘tablet’ theory right, smart phones seemed to be making a sudden entry. Loaded with an intelligent operating system, these phones could perform high-end activities but were still not as powerful as a desktop PC.
Finally, it was Apple deciding to put all things in place. “Why not build a larger smartphone and make it as capable as a personal computer.” The result was the iPad, which turned out to be a revolution. The tablet ran on the iOS operating system and was tagged as the best tablet ever created.
Samsung, Sony and a few others soon joined the game and they all seemed to have a lot to offer. Many local manufacturers are now trying their hands at coming up with something innovative. Most of these devices were powered by the Android operating system which was highly inspired by the iOS. Though these may not be able to compete with the likes of iPad or the Galaxy Tab, they still promise to offer you a little bit of almost everything.