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US tablet ownership doubled in 2012

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US tablet ownership doubled in 2012
Tablets started getting wide adoption with the first iPad in 2010, but it was 2012 when suddenly they started appearing in almost every household. And if you’ve noticed more and more of your friends owning a tablet, that’s no coincidence - tablet ownership has reportedly doubled in the United States in 2012, according to Forrester.

A survey covering nearly 60,000 Americans concluded that 19% of the respondents owned a tablet. The survey was for adults 18 years old or older, and found that the elderly are the slowest in tablet adoption. Those 47 or older were the ones least likely to own a tablet, with 14% of them having slates, but that’s again double the number from 2011.

What’s even more impressive, though, is the fact that 84% of adults go online every day, up from 78% last year. Check out the numbers right below.

source: Forrester via Tech Crunch

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:23 1

1. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


You can count me as one of them, I bought a Nexus 7 last week. Couldn't be happier!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:27

3. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


same here :D

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:32

6. networkdood (Posts: 6262; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Awesome, huh - I play the hobbit game on it, non-stop

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:24 4

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Thanks to the nexus 7, kindle fire, and iPad mini for these... Now Microsoft launch Windows tablets, it will be quadrupled again next year lol :)

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:48

4. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 77; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


I own about 3 tablets and use none of them. They're only good for traveling in my opinion.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:55

5. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Nexus S in pic :D

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 17:24

7. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I cant Live without my Ipad : D

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