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Tablet ownership in U.S. nearly doubles over holidays

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 11:00am

TabletsThe share of U.S. adults who own a tablet device just about doubled over the holiday season. A new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 19% of U.S. adults owned a tablet in early January, up from 10% in mid-December.

Amazon's Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet and Apple's iPad all helped drive the growth, Pew states.

MacRumors points out (here) that the expected release of the iPad 3 in coming months -- coupled with Apple's recent moves in the education and textbook markets -- may help push iPad ownership even higher.

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