About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
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PalmPilot: Where It All Began
OK, it didn't ALL begin with the iconic PalmPilot. Again, you can go much farther back than 1996 if you're tracing tablet lineage. And then there's the fact that no one called the PalmPilot a "tablet" -- PDA, please. But Palm's handheld device line, which first debuted in 1996 in all its monochrome glory, proved the major mainstream potential of a highly portable, touch-oriented device, so that's where we're starting.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
Building a Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents to our Mobile Application Development Survey ó up from 350 respondents in 2012 ó 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Whatís the holdup for that remaining 30%? Often, itís a lack of expertise.
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