Sybase ocnducted a poll of 2100 Americans. The topic of the survey was tablets (features, price, apps, abilities). The press release came out yesterday. Some of the results are really interesting. Here are the ones that caught my eye.
- When purchasing a tablet, 56 percent said they would prefer to buy a device at a lower cost with an attached data package versus purchasing a tablet at a higher cost with no contract.
- When considering purchasing a tablet, 56 percent of respondents listed more software and applications as an important deciding factor.
- Almost 33 percent of those surveyed stated that having a physical keyboard is a crucial tablet component.
- The highest percentage of respondents preferred a nine to 10 inch screen size for a tablet (50 percent), followed by 12 inches (26 percent), seven inches (21 percent) and five inches (three percent).
- Video conferencing and camera functions for tablets were of limited interest, with only seven percent and four percent of respondents interested in these features, respectively.
- 29 percent of respondents stated that their ideal price for a tablet would be less than $300 USD.
I'm going to have to think about this one.