Tablets by the Numbers

    On a daily basis, tablets are becoming more deeply enmeshed in how the world works and plays. Whether it is tablets for kids in the Los Angeles Unified School District or growth in Malaysia and Latin America, tablets are rapidly superseding PCs, smartphones and other forms of electronic communications. The numbers in this slideshow show how fast the tablet segment is growing.

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    The investment being made by the Los Angeles Unified School District in tablets, wireless network installation and training to equip four campuses this fall. The district’s long-term goal is to provide tablets to 600,000 students in a project that is expected to cost $500 million.

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    Advertising revenues that Google could possibly generate during 2013 from tablets, according to Marin Software.

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    According to a CDW straw poll, tablet users spend 26 percent of their total computing time on their tablet, and they especially like working on emails, calendaring and taking notes on them. Eight-four percent of tablet owners say that the tablets make them better multi-taskers.

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    Increase in tablet units sold in Latin America during 2012, according to IDC Latin America. About eight million units were sold, the firm said.

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    Percentage of 10,000 enterprise staffers who would like a Microsoft Surface tablet, compared to 26 percent for a iPad and 12 percent for an Android tablet, according to Forrester Research.

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    iPads shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter of last year, according to Canalys.

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    CDW found that 59 percent of tablet owners they surveyed owned their own tablets, while 34 percent were owned by their employer. They also found that the majority of respondents also used another computing device – 68 percent used a desktop, 62 percent used a laptop, and 53 percent also used a smartphone.

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    Tablet owners among more than 2,000 Texas Health physicians according to an internal survey. Eighty percent also use smartphones.

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    Percentage of people surveyed by Business Insider who use their tablet while watching television.

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    Tablets sold in Malaysia in 2012, 87 percent more than the previous year, according to GfK Malaysia.

    Carl Weinschenk
    Carl Weinschenk
    Carl Weinschenk Carl Weinschenk Carl Weinschenk is a long-time IT and telecom journalist. His coverage areas include the IoT, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, drones, 3D printing LTE and 5G, SDN, NFV, net neutrality, municipal broadband, unified communications and business continuity/disaster recovery. Weinschenk has written about wireless and phone companies, cable operators and their vendor ecosystems. He also has written about alternative energy and runs a website, The Daily Music Break, as a hobby.

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