Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Apple's iPad is Top Enterprise Tablet Choice

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-27-2012

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22 percent of respondents say that they'll be buying tablets for their employees during 2Q 2012.

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84 percent of those respondents who plan on deploying tablets in 2Q 2012 said that they'll choose iPads for their employees.

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In November 2011, just 77 percent of respondents to a similar survey said that they would choose iPad as their company's next tablet.

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In February 2011, 79 percent of respondents to a similar study said that they would be buying the iPad 2, rather than any other tablet on the market.

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So, if they're not buying an iPad, which tablet will IT decision-makers choose for their employees? According to ChangeWave, 8 percent of respondents in the Feburary 2012 survey said they plan to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets in 2Q 2012.

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6 percent of respondents said that they'll be buying Amazon's Kindle Fire in 2Q 2012, putting it in third place behind the new iPad and Galaxy Tab.

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Moving to wireless service, ChangeWave found that 30 percent of the companies surveyed indicated that they would be using AT&T for mobile connectivity on their tablets in 2Q 2012.

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Verizon was the top choice among 29 percent of respondents who are planning to purchase tablets in 2Q 2012.

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Only 4 percent of respondents said they plan to choose Sprint as the wireless network for their 2Q 2012 tablet purchases.

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11 percent of respondents said that they won't be connecting tablets to wireless networks at all in 2Q 2012, choosing to go with WiFi-equipped models instead. It's unclear from the survey results what the remaining 26 percent of respondents plan to do to provide wireless connectivity for their tablets.

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