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Most wanted holiday gift – the iPad

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Most wanted holiday gift – the iPad
Are you ready with your wish list? Okay, maybe your kids are and you are wondering what is it. In any case, a survey conducted by Nielsen is here to give you a better idea of this year's most wanted gifts. Surprisingly, it's not sweaters, but iPads that kids want these days. Are you saying it's not only kids?

Let's start with them, though. About 31 percent of children aged between six and 12 would want Apple's funny tablet toy. Second on the wish list is a new computer, followed by the iPod. And adults are really almost the same. Most wanted among older consumers were an upgrade of their computers, a TV set or a smartphone. The iPad, however, ranks high with some 18 per cent interest from older Americans. But take into account that this toy would rarely stay out of your lap. Why? With time, users are said to have gotten even more addicted to using the iPad, starting from 15 hours per week within the first two months of the purchase and reaching some 18 hours after three months. So long, social life. Teens and adults also both showed some interest in Blu-Ray players and e-readers.

On the contrary, almost as fast as the iPad gained popularity, the netbooks have been losing their share. The smaller sized and cheaper computers were the hot topic in the 2009 Holiday shopping season, when sales made for 38 per cent of the netbook revenue for the year. Now, it seems that if it was not for the iPad, the mini-computers segment would have fallen 13 per cent in the first nine months of 2010. Computers were surprisingly popular given that many people already have one. But be prepared to pay more for a notebook PC, which had an average price of $663, or a desktop PC, priced at an average $724.

Another trend worth noticing is that more and more people turned in their wishes to a non-iPhone smartphone. Some 19 per cent wanted to get one in the coming six months, but still 13 per cent showed interest in getting the iPhone.

Finally, we should not forget consoles. If you want great quality video games, you should know that Nintendo Wii is the most wanted gadget with 15 per cent interest from users aged 13 and older. Sony PlayStation 3 was second with 13 per cent and Microsoft's Xbox 360 ranked third with 9 per cent. Do not forget to take a look at our picks in the Cell Phones Holiday Gift Guide 2010!

source: Yahoo! News

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posted on 24 Nov 2010, 18:48

1. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

Why? The ipod touch is so much better, and it's not gigantic like this thing.

posted on 24 Nov 2010, 19:00

2. Porky Pig (unregistered)

Come one, come all.

Become a mindless sheep and hop on the bandwagon, Steve Jobs will jerk you off with every Apple device you purchase.

Bunch of mindless fucks.

posted on 25 Nov 2010, 08:16

4. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

So porky because someone wants something that you dont like there all mindless fucks. Ok. Dude I hate to inform you but apple isnt going anywhere. Let me guess you love your android though right. Wouldn't that make you a mindless fuck also because you bought a item that plenty other people have. Just askin.

posted on 25 Nov 2010, 15:47

5. pumah350 (unregistered)

finger in mouth...ralph... ;)

posted on 26 Nov 2010, 05:32

6. mr.ddf (unregistered)

theres no flash, no usb, no hdmi, no keyboard, not a pocket sized, makes people look like idiots when calling, no camera, runs iphone OS but not OSx so apps are limited and can only be downloaded from the appstore, no multitasking, unremovable battery, screen resolutions too low for a 9.7" tablet, name is terrible and it would be better if it was called islate just like they were planning to do

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