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Thursday, 07 April 2011 12:36

One in five US teens has a tablet

Written by Nick Farell
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Analyst pulls some strange figures
If you believe beancounters Piper Jaffray more than 22 per cent of US teens owns a tablet computer. According to the outfit's 21st bi-annual survey of 4,500 high school students one in five of them has a keyboardless netbook that they are not sure what to do with.

The survey found that teens are responsible for a large portion of tablet adoption, and that even more of them want one. The figures show that an impressive 22 per cent  of teenagers already own a tablet, and another 20 per cent plan to purchase one in the next 6 months.  We guess the first wave are spoilt brats whose parents waste huge chunks of cash on pointless objects and the second wave are those who think they can work on their parents until they give in.

It is fairly certain that they want iPads as this brand has  73 per cemt of tablet shipments in Q4 2010 were iPads. More than 17 per cent of teens own an iPhone, and 37 percent  plan to purchase one in the next six months. That represents a 21 per cent  gain in ownership, and a 12 per cent increase of purchasing intent.

Generally however it looks like we are doomed if we are dependant on these kids supporting us in our old age.

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+4 #1 dineaudio 2011-04-07 13:02
Well, it seems to be hip, nothing more. You should also count in all the Trekkies... ;)
 
 
+15 #2 gozzak 2011-04-07 14:48
I dont know weather to think :
1) it`s great to see so many people still have money to burn
-or-
2) god help us if these kids are our future
 
 
+14 #3 thematrix606 2011-04-07 16:12
Quoting Fudzilla:
keyboardless netbook that they are not sure what to do with.


LOL, that made me laugh. Someone make sure there's an answer to it, stat!

Quoting Fudzilla:
37 percent plan to purchase one in the next six months


And yeah, just like 100% of teens say they will do their homework... believable, my ass.
 
 
-12 #4 ASilver 2011-04-07 16:32
What is with all the vitriol? If you don't like tablets, fine but the non-stop flow of comments from "We guess the first wave are spoilt brats whose parents waste huge chunks of cash on pointless objects" to "Generally however it looks like we are doomed if we are dependant on these kids supporting us in our old age." really doesn't reflect well on you. Lose the negativity.
 
 
-9 #5 Xyllian 2011-04-07 17:19
Whats up with the tablet bashing, tablets are awesome for taking notes in school, more mobile than a laptop, larger screen than a smartphone
 
 
+9 #6 nECrO 2011-04-07 17:31
Quoting Xyllian:
Whats up with the tablet bashing, tablets are awesome for taking notes in school, more mobile than a laptop, larger screen than a smartphone




And a useless "on-screen" keyboard. I work in a shop and we've had more than a few returned for just that reason. Inability to take proper notes because the "on-screen" keyboard let them down.

As for bashing, the bashing I am doing is directed at how trustworthy those numbers are and the people reporting them.
 
 
+5 #7 yasin 2011-04-07 18:13
I use a netbook to take notes at meetings and so on. Simple, gets the job done. And its extremely easy to type on.
A tablet is pretty pointless for note taking tbh, most people prefer a standard keyboard to type on.
 
 
+3 #8 The blue fox 2011-04-08 00:23
Take notes on a tablet. lol. look up read, Look down type. look up read, Look down type. yah so much better.

Tablets are a fad hence teens are buying them or want them.
 
 
+2 #9 East17 2011-04-08 11:35
This is a wonderful small step towards the Star trek world (progress for the sake of progress not profit - the quintessential ideology of the Star Trek universe).

I hope not all of them use it for "brain dead" activities such as browser gaming or chatting :)
 

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