Nielsen on tablets: Much hype, but not many sales

Nielsen on tablets: Much hype, but not many sales
The tablet craze is sweeping the world, and this new step in the high-tech evolution is what everyone is talking about at the moment. CES 2011 is just another example, and it is not a big secret that this year is touted as "the year of the tablets".

However, a report by Nielsen points that the general public is not as eager as you and us about tablets - according to the research firm, only 6% of all 27 000 customers that took part in the survey, are thinking about buying one.

These are the facts at the moment, but the situation is sure to change with the upcoming flood of first-class tablets, some of which were introduced yesterday - this will ensure more quality and more quantity, which obviously means more great tabs and cheaper prices.

Anyway, are you planning to buy a tablet any time soon?

via: Mashable



1. Roberto Lim unregistered

I have been thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab, but have been holding off... I am not sure if it would really complement my smartphone and laptop, or is just a shiny new device which I will tire of quickly

2. ryq unregistered

ipad and galaxy tab are too expensive , while there are chinese brand android tablet already but their quality is still in question. maybe with the influx of new tablet by known companies like acer or asus will finally bring the price down. and maybe that is when i will buy one.

3. eddptty2003

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

as a verizon employee i would suggust waiting for the 10.1 in Motorola XOOM tablet that is going to be the best tablet with the best specs for a while.

6. kbayer

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 08, 2010

So how much for the Xoom and when? What good is it if it's $1300 coming out in Aug 2011? Helps to know these things, whatever the numbers are.

4. KT unregistered

do any of these tablets have usb ports?

5. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

maybe this survey is done 5 months before. do the survey after 1-2 months after CES and that 27000 will think buying one

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