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Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:15

Interest in iPad still dwarfs Android, other platforms

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95% of potential tablet buyers want to join the sect
According to a new survey of potential tablet buyers, vendors who don’t have any fruit in their logos don’t stand much of a chance in the market.

The survey covered 1,114 people, 95 percent of whom said they would choose the iPad ahead of any other tablet. However, it is worth noting that more than 98 percent of participants live in the US, a market known for its love of Apple gear.

Participants were allowed to pick multiple tablets, hence some 10 percent said they were interested in the HP ToucPad, while just over 8 percent said they were looking into Samsung’s Tab 10.1 or Motorola Xoom. Four percent would consider RIM’s Playbook, while Asus and Acer ranked at the bottom, with just 2.1 percent and 0.8 percent of consumers interested in the Eee Pad and Iconia tablets.

The survey also found that 83 percent of tablet owners still plan to buy new PCs in addition to their tablets.

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-6 #1 Volks1470 2011-08-18 11:08
Add me to that catagorey, i'm loving my iPad and will pick up the new one when it comes out. It's all about the software, it works and it works well!
 
 
0 #2 mystikalrush 2011-08-18 13:42
Don't Knock it till you try it. I garantee if any of those Apply fanboys spend 1 week with Honeycomb device, those numbers would change. IF these people have any sense of creativity to enjoying the freedom of how do you say it... Customization? You've heard of...communism correct, yeah thats apple they give you what THEY make you put up with it and shut up.
 
 
+2 #3 Exodite 2011-08-18 15:43
I reckon people that buy Android handsets rather spend that amount of money on a notebook.

Tablets still lack any real usage scenario, 'killer app' if you will.
 
 
-3 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-08-19 04:52
"Tablets still lack any real usage scenario, 'killer app' if you will"

Its funny to hear that kind of ignorance in the face of reality. While the PC is slumping, the tablet is booming! :lol:
 
 
+2 #5 bardenck 2011-08-19 04:56
Quoting Warrior24_7:
"Tablets still lack any real usage scenario, 'killer app' if you will"

Its funny to hear that kind of ignorance in the face of reality. While the PC is slumping, the tablet is booming! :lol:



all fads boom in the beginning, thats why they are called FADS, pc isn't going anywhere. without pc's there will be no tablets, pc's get the tech and tablets get the scraps,can you prove otherwise?
 
 
-2 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-08-19 08:16
Quoting bardenck:
all fads boom in the beginning, thats why they are called FADS, pc isn't going anywhere. without pc's there will be no tablets, pc's get the tech and tablets get the scraps,can you prove otherwise?


Riiight I see. Just like the console is fad blah, blah, blah, What "tech" does a PC get?!! An PC w/intergrated graphics is nothing more than a glorified tablet. Do you think the tablet will just "disappear or something?!! :D Technology changes, and the way people use technology changes. The market is adjusting to the way people use technology if you're paying attention (you're not). How long has the iPad been out? How long has this fad been in effect? Can "you" prove otherwise?
 
 
+1 #7 bardenck 2011-08-19 21:59
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quoting bardenck:
pc isn't going anywhere.




Riiight I see. Just like the console is fad blah, blah, blah, What "tech" does a PC get?!! An PC w/intergrated graphics is nothing more than a glorified tablet. Do you think the tablet will just "disappear or something?!! :D Technology changes, and the way people use technology changes. The market is adjusting to the way people use technology if you're paying attention (you're not). How long has the iPad been out? How long has this fad been in effect? Can "you" prove otherwise?


i never said the console was a fad, cuz it isn't. im just saying they have to make chips for pc first then they design the tablet on a smaller version.
 
 
+2 #8 madseven 2011-08-19 22:18
Its funny to hear that kind of ignorance in the face of reality. While the PC is slumping, the tablet is booming! :lol:

Wow! you are the one that's ignorant. Tablets are useless in real world work area. I would like to see a tablet do video editing/creation, cgi animation, photo editiing, etc etc. Oh but tablets can be used as a remote control for my TV. Moron.

Fad thats all it is. Once used and people find no real function for it, it just ends up collecting dust.
 
 
-3 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-08-19 23:10
Quote:
i never said the console was a fad, cuz it isn't. im just saying they have to make chips for pc first then they design the tablet on a smaller version.


Oh, do tablets and PCs use the same chips? Does the iPad use PC chips? :D
 
 
+2 #10 bardenck 2011-08-19 23:18
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Quote:
i never said the console was a fad, cuz it isn't. im just saying they have to make chips for pc first then they design the tablet on a smaller version.


Oh, do tablets and PCs use the same chips? Does the iPad use PC chips? :D



oh my god... of course not, but the technology was in a pc first.. pc's had dual cores about 7 YEARS AGO.. tablets are just now getting them, thats what im saying, your trying to start an argument out of nothing.
 

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