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iPad becomes top reading device for owners

updated 10:15 pm EDT, Thu August 12, 2010

Tablet used for newspapers, magazines, books

iPad owners appear to be showing a preference for reading content on their tablets rather than using a computer or obtaining print editions, according to a survey from copywriting agency Cooper Murphy Webb. The iPad was found to be the preferred method of reading newspapers and magazines for 31 percent of owners in the UK, with the number jumping to 41 percent for books.

Notebook and desktop computers came in second among methods for reading newspapers and magazines, while most of the users not accessing books on an iPad were still reading the print versions. Dedicated e-book readers showed little traction in either category, falling behind smartphones for newspapers and magazines.

Notebook and desktop computers still showed strength as the preferred entertainment device for 33 percent of respondents, although the iPad still scored above televisions. Computers also took the top spot for Internet browsing, while the iPad and game consoles accounted for the majority of gaming. [via TechCrunch]





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  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I could have sworn that when the iPad

    was first introduced that many pundits were saying that the iPad would never become a device mainly used for simple reading due to the LCD display which would make users go blind. There must be some mistake in this survey.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Who would have guessed

    Early iPad owners telling surveyers how they use their device for everything. Gee, what a shock! Next thing you know we'll hear how people who stood in line to get an iPhone find the iPhone to be the best phone in the world.

  1. Hillbilly Geek

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    If you're going to pay $600

    for a reader, why not use it?

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