Feeds

Brits got Kindles for Christmas

More e-book readers given as prezzies than tablets

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Ask punters what they got for Christmas and a rather large number of them say they got a Kindle.

Pollster YouGov asked that very question of 2000-odd UK adults and found that one in 40 of us received an e-book reader as a gift or bought one for ourselves over the festive period.

Given that the adult population of the UK is around 53m individuals, that's a whopping 1.3m e-book readers, YouGov said.

Of those, the vast majority - 92 per cent - were Kindles - 1.22m units, in other words.

That figure dwarfs tablets offered as gifts or purchased as present for oneself. YouGov's survey results suggest 640,000 tablets were handed over in fancy wrapping, 72 per cent of them - 460,800 of them iPads.

It will be interesting to see what this volume of tablets and e-book readers does to e-book sales during 2012.

YouGov collated its figures in the period 28 December 2011 to 3 January 2012. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.