1 out of 10 American adults own a tablet computer

27 Oct

While tablet popularity has been on the rise lately at the expense of netbooks, more consumers are adopting the device to peruse news according to a new study.

According to new research from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group, eleven percent of U.S. adults own a tablet computer and over 75 percent of that group uses the tablet on a daily basis.

The daily users typically spend 95 minutes using the tablet on any given day. While checking up on news is one of the most popular tasks to perform on a tablet, only 14 percent of that group have spent money on a premium news service.

The majority of news junkies use the tablet to check headlines while 42 percent of the group uses the tablet to read full articles. Approximately 16 percent use the tablet to share news stories on a social network like Facebook and the same amount of users watch news video on the tablet.

via 1 out of 10 American adults own a tablet computer.

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in trends


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