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Drupal 7 Mobile Web Development by Tom Stovall

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Chapter 10. Tabula Rasa: Nurturing your Site for Tablets

Contrary to popular belief, tablet computing didn't begin with the iPad. In 1983, Radio Shack introduced the TRS-80 Model 100. It was a white, slate-like, all-in-one computer with an 8-line LCD screen and a full QWERTY keyboard, and it cost about 1,000 USD. Apple introduced the Newton and its laptop-like cousin, the eMate, in the mid 90s and it had an instant cult following. The handwriting-recognition feature was revolutionary for the time, although still lacking in its ability to be used day-to-day.

Palm had several experimental Palm Pilots that were larger than the standard handheld, but never made the technology a shipping product until HP bought the company and they released the HP Touchpad ...

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