November 26, 2014

Statistics: U.S. Tablet Usage Reaches ‘Critical Mass’

From PCMag.com: Just two years after the launch of the original iPad, tablets have reached a “critical mass” in the U.S., according to a new report from comScore. The data measurement company found that smartphone adoption has exploded, with nearly one in four smartphone owners (or 23.6 percent) also using tablets during the three-month period […]

Yahoo Releases Survey Findings About Americans and Their Tablets

Tablet computers are quickly becoming the tool many use to access the web, play games, and the preferred tool to read ebooks. Here are some new survey results that Yahoo has made available that look at tablet usage and users in the United States. via Yahoo Andecdotal: A recent Yahoo survey reveals some interesting tablet […]

Study: Tablets Growing in Popularity as “First Choice” For E-Reading

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From a BISG News Release: E-book consumers’ preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly as dedicated e-readers drop in popularity, according to the Book Industry Study Group’s (BISG) closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey. The second installment in Volume Three of the study shows that, over the course of just six months, consumers’ “first […]

Forecast: 80% of Tablet App Downloads Will Be from Games, Digital Publishing, Social Networking, and E-Commerce Categories in 2016

From ABI Research: iPad and Android media tablet users have become and will remain avid app users over the next five years, averaging more than 31 downloads per year per media tablet. A new market intelligence study on emerging tablet applications found that 11 of the 13.7 billion app downloads forecasted for iPad and Android […]

New: The Kindle Index (Top Cities for E-Reader Purchases)

From the team at the Priceonomics (online price guide database). Direct to Complete Blog Post Along with the rankings and analysis (Lexington, Ann Arbor, and Anchorage) top the list, you’ll also find: Kindle Popularity vs. Avg. Temperature of City Kindle Popularity vs. % of Population With College Education Kindle v. XBox (Sample Number of Units […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Media Tablets Sales to Reach 119 Million Units in 2012

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From the Gartner Web Site: Worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to total 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98 percent increase from 2011 sales of 60 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Apple’s iOS continues to be the dominant media tablet operating system (OS), as it is projected to account for […]

American and European Tablet Owners More Comfortable Paying for Content

We would love to know how much money is spent on content (newspaper and magazine articles, ebooks, etc.) accessible on any electronic device by people who CAN GET THE SAME content for via a library (or a library web site) without having to pay out of their wallet? In other words, people are paying direct […]

Fast Facts: Top 5 Manufacturers of Tablet Computers in 2011

Direct to List/Market Share (AP via ABC News) Data Provided by IHS iSuppli 1. Apple 62% Market Share Maker of iPad 40.5 million shipped worldwide 2. Samsung 9% Market Share Maker of Galaxy Line 6.1 million shipped 3. Amazon.com 6% Market Share Maker of Kindle Fire 3.9 million 4. Barnes and Noble Maker of Nook […]

Canada: E-books High in Demand at Halifax Libraries, Having to Divert More Money into E-Book Purchases

From the CBC: Halifax public libraries have seen a huge spike in the number of people borrowing e-books, so the they’re now shopping for tablets and e-readers to train librarians to manage the demand. The libraries are shopping for 40 new devices — iPads, BlackBerry PlayBooks, and Sony e-readers. They’ll be used to train staff […]

New: A Large Collection of Mobile Web Stats and Charts (Mobile Web in Numbers)

An large and impressive compilation of stats and charts from the folks at Royal Pingdom. You’ll find statistics and charts in the following categories: Smartphones Mobile Data Mobile Web Browsing Mobile-specific or general-purpose sites Mobile websites versus apps Social Networking Mobile Commerce Tablets Almost all statistics include direct links to sources making the resource even […]