Got a non-iPad tablet? Weirdo
Actually even Jobsian slabbers are a small minority
Around 3.62 million Britons are fondling slabs, 73 per cent of which are an Apple iPad, according to new research.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech's survey results show the number of fondleslab owners in Great Britain is set to grow, with over half the potential tablet-purchasers longing to smear an iPad.
"Apple’s achievements in this market are clearly linked to its success in the smartphone market. 80 per cent of people who already own an iPhone and plan to purchase a tablet intend to buy an iPad," said Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director.
If you're wondering why you would want a fondleslab and what is basically a mini-fondleslab at the same time, you're not alone.
"With tablets and smartphones providing similar benefits to customers and increasingly becoming the same size, it may become a case of one or the other," Sunnebo suggested. "In fact ten per cent of consumers already remain undecided whether to buy a smartphone or a tablet."
Despite the current Jobsian domination in the marketplace, there's still room for other manufacturers to make their mark, provided they're not blocked by the courts over a patent dispute: six per cent of those looking for future fondles hope to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab of some description and 28 per cent are undecided on brand.
And, in what could be a boost for Amazon's upcoming foray into the market, tablets are most used for reading ebooks and newspapers, as well as using apps and playing games. PCs are still popular for actual work and people use their smartphones most for instant messaging and poking around social networks. ®
Not as far along as I thought when I initially read that as Anus Transformer.
...EEE Pad Transformer and keyboard for me. Great for note taking in meetings (thanks to really good keyboard and extra battery life) and also brill for music, audio books, watching tv shows, internet radio, games, social networking, reading news, podcasts, entertaining children on holiday, impulse web surfing, mailing and not being an Apple product.
Wouldn't have one instead of a proper computer but they're a great, if expensive, addition to one's gadget arsenal if you're already computered up.
proud to own 2 fondleslabs, neither of which are apple devices
Maybe this piece of market research tells us more about the owners.
Marketing researcher to iPad owner: So do you own a tablet, such as an iPad?
iPad owner: Sure I own one :-)
Marketing researcher to Android owner: Hi I'm doing market research ...
Android owner: F*&^ off and die won't you!
2 slabbettes de fondlage and 3 smartphones here - none of them fruit-based and never even considered it. So that must make me about the oddest person in the country (which the missus would wholeheartedly endorse)