Tablet News Roundup: Mother’s Day Gifts, iPad3 Releases, and Tablet Habits
The rest of the world may be counting down to the beginning of the Olympic Games, but at Onswipe, we’re getting ready for our two May events. On May 18, we’ll participate in WalkaboutNYC, which gives you the opportunity to visit our office and meet with our engineers, designers, and founders. On May 31, we’ll host “Publishing and Advertising in the Post-PC Era,” an informative panel about the state of the touch industry that will give attendees a chance to meet industry leaders. That event will be held at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, New York.
We’re thrilled to host you, but we haven’t forgotten that you depend on us for your weekly tablet news. Check out the stories below to catch up on the news you missed this week. We hope to see you later this month!
Moms Want iPads This Mother’s Day
Did you think you think you were being the perfect son or daughter by having flowers delivered to your mom this weekend? Think again. A recent survey showed that 91% of moms in America would rather receive an iPad than roses. We hope you have siblings to chip in for a group gift! (San Francisco Chronicle)
The iPad3 Hits 30 More Countries Today
The Apple product might be old news in the States, but those who live in Brazil, Vietnam, and other countries are finally going to be able to purchase an iPad3 today. (TabTimes)
The American Love Affair With Tablets Is Deepening
A quarter of women surveyed said that they would happily give up sex to be able to keep their tablets. Americans are also more likely to fight to gain control of the family tablet than their TV remote. A whopping 15% of those surveyed said they would give up their cars to keep their tablets. (InfoDocket)
Tablets are Taking Over Mobile Data Plans
Recent reports show that tablets now account for 40% of mobile data plans. Considering they’ve only been in existence since 2010, that’s not too bad at all. (TabTimes)
Most Tablet Use Occurs at Home
Although large numbers of CIOs understand that tablets can be assets in the work environment, nearly 75% of all tablet use occurs at home. Makes sense if you ask us. Tablets are usually used for content consumption– like movie watching and reading. (Marketing Pilgrim)