Feeds

Apple iPad beats Amazon Kindle Fire in satisfaction survey

Fanboys happier than Fireboys?

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

iPad owners are happier with their tablets than folk with other fondleslabs are with theirs, recent research reveals.

The data comes from US-based pollster ChangeWave. It asked tablet owners last month how satisfied they were with their tablets. Some 74 per cent of iPad owners gave the Apple gadget the thumbs up, but only 54 per cent of Amazon Kindle Fire users were as willing to praise their machine.

ChangeWave's survey focused on those two machines, but the company did say that 49 per cent of punters with other brands of tablet said they were very satisfied with their device.

ChangeWave spoke to 2600 US consumers, though only a small proportion of them are tablet owners. For example, only six per cent - 156 folk - have a Kindle Fire.

ChangeWave said that it has found that a high level of satisfaction among existing owners is a good sign that a product will continue to sell well, largely thanks to the good word of mouth the gadget gets.

That's good news for Apple and - to a lesser extent - Amazon, not so good for their rivals. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
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
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
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.