Consumer tablet interest is huge for the holidays, so who are the winners?

A new survey has come out trying to figure out what tablet people are intending to buy this holiday season, and while some of the information is pretty easy to guess (the Apple iPad is the most popular tablet on the list), there were some surprises when it came to the Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 7. The biggest surprise was that consumer interest in the Microsoft Surface dropped 53% after the price announcement, but Microsoft's tablet still had more interest than the Nexus 7...
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1. wendygarett unregistered

Too bad kindle fire and surface are only in US, only nexus 7 and iPad left :/

12. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

All 4 are available here in Iceland.

13. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I'm totally getting an Xbox 360 WITH Kinect (yay!!)

20. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Well in Australia, they're all available... but yes the ipad is available in a lot more countries

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd buy a Surface if it were cheaper. Great product, just not as competitively priced, even if it is the benchmark for the system

33. wendygarett unregistered

Same with me...

28. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

actually not even nexus 7.. only the ipad and others.. like samsung, asus (other tan nexus) etc

34. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Where r u from Wendy?

43. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

He is from Trolland

51. .MISTER.H.

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Lmfao that was funny and true!

37. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

are you chinese?

47. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

dude, you asked that before...are you? Good..who cares.

52. .MISTER.H.

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

No he's, she's a she€p....

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Don't you hate when you make a stupid household resolution like, "No gifts over $50. Presents this year have to be thoughtful and from the heart." BAH!!! What a stupid sentiment. I needs my tech fix man! :-\

3. snail3

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

I dont see ipad3, 4 and mini on the chart?

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yeah, that graph label was odd, but it seems that both the iPad 2 & 4 are part of that same listing.

10. wendygarett unregistered

The survey is came from CNN? Their survey looks very messy and confused to me...

22. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The survey is from Parks Associates, CNN was just the first major media entity to report on it.

49. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Is there any info behind the survey (where it was conducted, time-frame and sample size)? I gotta agree with wendy, this thing is a hot mess...

50. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The full info behind the survey costs $5,000, so we certainly don't have it.

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

You just stepped into.... the Twilight Zone

4. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

IPad and nexus 7/10 will probably sell the most. Kindle fire will get some decent sales. Im sure win8 tabs will sell, just not the surface.

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Funny most people still want the iPad 2.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

See comment #6

8. MeoCao unregistered

I read too many times that MS winning the rumor war. But they alway lose the sales war.

11. wendygarett unregistered

I don't understand why you hate ms so much :(

14. MeoCao unregistered

is what I say true, if yes then it doesn't matter I hate some1 or not. But frankly I hate monopolies: MS, Apple, Intel you name it.

16. wendygarett unregistered

The android is already the monopoly now, what's your point? These are all business dude...

18. MeoCao unregistered

Android is not monopoly b-c it's open source. Any1 can make something else from Android, but can they do the same with Windows or iOS? I guess u r young and don't understand the bad things that monopoly brings. It's business, you bet. but do you know it's bad when some big players come together and agree on prices? That's business too, right? It's in fact called price fixing and if caught those companies can be fined heavily. If you a a monopoly you can raise price almost at will w/o any punishment at all.

27. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

android is a monopoly. they don't make money on their services but they make money on adds. having a free platform and services is just a strategy to spread their adds everywhere.

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