By Mariah Smith
MSU Computer Applications and Services
Tablet computers burst into the technology market a little less than two years ago with the launch of Apple’s iPad tablet. The iPad tablets account for nearly 80 percent of the tablet market, but other manufacturers, like Amazon, Motorola, Samsung and Toshiba, are introducing their newest version of the tablet just in time for the holiday season.
Tablet computers are larger versions of smart phones and slimmed down versions of home laptops. In addition, tablets can serve as digital cameras.