Monday, January 23, 2012

Find: Pew: 19 percent of American adults now own a tablet, twice as many as in December

One of five us adults have tablets. Wow. That basically means one of five have iPads. 
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Just in case you needed data to back up your assertion that tablets are exploding in popularity, the Pew Research Center has revealed its latest polling figures, suggesting that 19 percent of grown-up Americans now own a slate of some sort. More notably, there was apparently a lull in tablet ownership growth over the latter half of 2011, which now appears to have been a case of buyers waiting for the holidays before putting up the cash. A mid-December telephone poll showed 10 percent of US adults owned a tablet, with the subsequent spurt in ownership numbers ostensibly being down to a great deal of tablet gift giving.
Pew also reports an identical trend for ebook readers. Those were at 10 percent before all the presents were unpacked and...
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