“‘Despite the addition to the market of new tablet computers like the Samsung Galaxy and the Motorola Xoom, in the United States, Apple’s iPad is still dominating the conversation – and market.’ So begins Nielsen’s summary of the results of a survey of U.S. tablet owners fielded in April,” Phillip Elmer-Dewitt reports for Fortune. “Apple’s iPad had the largest share (82%), split between Wi-Fi only models (43%) and 3G + Wi-Fi (39%).”
“No big surprise there,” P.E.D. writes. “Tablets based on Google’s Android operating system haven’t exactly taken the world by storm. More interesting, to us, was what Nielsen learned about how tablets have cut into the use of PCs and other electronic devices. Specifically:”
• 35% of tablet owners who also own a desktop computer reported using their desktop less often or not at all
MacDailyNews Take: Defibrillator to Ballmer’s office, STAT!
• 32% of those who also owned laptops said they used their laptop less often or never
MacDailyNews Take: Juice Balmy once more and then get that defib to Otelini’s office, hurry!
• 27% of those who also own eReaders said they use their eReader less often or not at all
MacDailyNews Take: Uh, we’re going to need some more defibrillators. Bezos is down!
• 27% who also own portable media players use their media players less often or not at all
MacDailyNews Take: Uh, oh, bad news for Apple… Oh, wait! Never mind. 😉
• 25% tablet owners who own portable games consoles are using those devices less often, if at all, since purchasing a tablet.
MacDailyNews Take: If that thing still works, get it over to Nintendo and then Sony, if it’s not too late.
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple the Destroyer. Death to the World! Life for Valeria!