(The Hosting News) – Nielson recently released a poll examining the ownership percentage and habits of users who have electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones, and e-readers.
The information was revealed at last week’s paidContent Mobile Conference in New York. To conduct the poll, Nielson surveyed 12,000 consumers in the United States.
The poll showed that despite their popularity, less than 5% of U.S. consumers own tablet computers, while 36% own smartphones, 13% own media players, and 9% own e-readers.
Some tech analysts believe the statistic showing such low ownership in tablets provides for much expansion in the tablet market.
The study also examined users’ habits when using their preferred mobile device. 68% of smartphone users are on their device regularly while watching television, while 70% of tablet users are.
As for using devices in bed, 57% of tablet owners do so along with 61% of e-reader users and 51% of smartphone users. The poll also showed that users were less likely to use the devices in particular situations such as commuting, while in the restroom and while in classes and meetings.