Entries with tag tablet computer adoption.

US Tablet Adoption Nearly Doubles in a Year

One in three US residents owns a tablet, nearly doubling the adoption rate in the past year, according to a newly-released study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. In 2012, according to the Pew research, roughly 18 percent of US  adults aged 18 or more owned a tablet. It also found that 56 percent of households earning at least $75,000 per year owned one. “One of the things that is especially interesting about tablet adoption compared to some of the … other devices we’ve studied is how these technologies’ growth has played out between different age groups,” said Pew research analyst Kathryn Zickuhr. “With smartphones, for instance, we’ve seen a very strong correlation with age, in which most younger adults own smartphones regardless of income level. But when it comes to tablets, adults in their thirties and forties are now significantly more likely than any other age group to own this device.” The survey of 2,252 US adults was conducted in English and Spanish via telephone between 17 April and 19 May 2013.  (The Washington Post)(Tablet Ownership: Pew Internet and American Life Project)

US Tablet Use Soars in 2012

A new market survey by Forrester Research finds that the number of US adults who own a tablet computer has more than doubled since 2011. More than 19 percent or 24 million of adults now own a tablet. The research firm expects sales to continue, growing to 113 million by 2016. Among the other findings in the report are that smartphone ownership should grow to 205 million by 2016 and that four out of five – or 181 million – American adults are online with two in five connecting through the television or related devices such as video game consoles or Blu-ray players. The firm publishes its “State of Consumers and Technology” report annually. (USA Today)(TechCrunch)(Forrester Research)

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