Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Space Industry and Business News .




TECH SPACE
US consumers rushing into tablets: survey
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Oct 31, 2012


Some 31 percent of US consumers have purchased tablet computers, and most of the others want one, a survey showed Wednesday.

The Consumer Electronics Association said in a quarterly outlook report that tablet ownership among Americans who use the Internet more than doubled from a year ago, when the percentage owning tablets was 14 percent.

The survey found around two-thirds of online consumers expect to purchase a tablet sometime in the future, with 45 percent planning to purchase one within the next two years.

A separate survey this year by the association found tablets are the most wanted gift on adults' overall holiday wish lists.

"The tablet market continues to see incredible growth and is showing no signs of slowing down," said Kevin Tillmann, senior research analyst with CEA.

"We expect tablets to play a big role in the upcoming holiday shopping season; not only in sales but also in complementary purchases such as accessories and gift cards."

Watching movies remains the most popular use of a tablet, followed by messaging, listening to music and social networking, the association said.

Another report predicted global sales of tablet computers are expected to surge to 126.6 million in 2012.

The survey by IHS iSuppli predicted a robust 56 percent annual increase in shipments for the tablet market in 2012, from 82.1 million units in 2011.

.


Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





TECH SPACE
"Stunning" start for Windows 8: Microsoft chief
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 30, 2012
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Tuesday said the Windows 8 operating system was off to a "stunning" start with four million upgrades downloaded since its release on October 26. "In just the last three days, we have sold four million Windows 8 upgrades," Ballmer said while kicking off a BUILD Conference for developers at the software giant's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. ... read more


TECH SPACE
Boeing on Schedule to Deliver Next-Gen Tracking and Data Relay Satellite

US consumers rushing into tablets: survey

Russian chemists land on the island of stability

Head of iPhone software out in Apple shakeup

TECH SPACE
Completion of FCSA Demonstrates Shift In Government Thinking for SATCOM Procurement

Raytheon awarded contract from US Army to produce and upgrade airborne radios

ONR to Dial Up Faster Data for the Marines

$15M order for Harris tactical radios

TECH SPACE
Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 Set For Ariane 5 November Launch

Launcher assembly begins for Arianespace's seventh Ariane 5 mission in 2012

Payload preparations begin for Arianespace's next Soyuz flight from French Guiana

TECH SPACE
Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

Trimble Adds Boom Height Control to its Field-IQ Crop Input Control System

New INRIX Traffic App for Android Provides Relief from Soaring Gas Prices

TECH SPACE
US travel chaos continues with 20,000 flights cancelled

Ferrovial sells Heathrow stake to China's CIC

Non-NATO Sweden, Finland agree to monitor Iceland's airspace

Boeing Projects $820 Billion Market for 7,290 New Airplanes in North America

TECH SPACE
Near-atomically flat silicon could help pave the way to new chemical sensors

Japan's Renesas books $1.18 bn quarterly loss

New finding could pave way to faster, smaller electronics

Quantum computing with recycled particles

TECH SPACE
Sizing up biomass from space

NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill

Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity

Google adds terrain to Maps as default

TECH SPACE
EU Council adopts marine fuel sulfur cuts

More than 50 detained in China pollution protests

China protesters wary after chemical plant victory

EU takes Italy back to court over illegal landfills




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement