20 Percent of U.S. Adults Will Own Tablets in 2014: Survey

The market carved out by Apple’s iPad has a bright

future, as 1 in 5 American Adults plan to own a tablet computer by 2014, according

to a survey of 2,288 participants from Fuze Box and Harris Interactive.

Market researcher Harris conducted the survey online Nov.

10 through Nov. 12 on behalf of sponsor Fuze Box, which makes Web conferencing

applications for computers, tablets and smartphones.

Application use on tablets, including the iPad and

machines based on Google’s Android platform, RIM’s PlayBook, HP’s PalmBook and

Microsoft Windows 7 tablets, will see quite a range.

Some 78 percent of respondents said they planned to use

their tablets to surf the Web. Three-quarters of people said they would use

their machines for e-mail.

Electronic reading of books and newspapers, (53 percent),

social networking (50 percent), consuming TV via Netflix, Hulu and other apps

(43 percent) were also popular draws.

Tablet use bodes well for enterprises as well, with 37

percent of respondents pledging to use their machines for business concerns.

For more, read the eWeek article: 20% of U.S. Adults to Own Tablet By 2014: Survey.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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