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Apple iPads, Amazon Kindles and Sony e-readers part of multi-tablet households, study says

December 21, 2010 | 12:17 pm

Ipad Apple iPads and Amazon Kindles: Family peacekeepers?

In a study of more than 1,600 tablet and e-reader owners, 16% own at least two of the devices. Of those, 46% said that a single tablet would not suffice because their partner or children were constantly hogging it.

Another 21% told research group YouGov that they were given the second device as a gift; 17% of respondents said they picked it up because it featured newly released technology at the time.

Among all tablet users, 18% are thinking about buying another device, mostly so that there would be more to go around for grabby family members.

More than half of tablet-buyers on the market said they wanted an iPad. Meanwhile, 35% said they were considering a Kindle, while 12% were thinking about getting a Sony e-reader.


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Photo: Ben Clark, 10, learns to play Silent Night on an iPad using the Magic Fiddle app at the Apple Store in Palo Alto. Credit: Associated Press / Apple Inc., Court Mast