Sybase has commissioned a study on Android-powered tablet computers and has found that American public is generally interested in such devices. Here’s what they’ve found:
- About one in four Americans (23%) would purchase an Android-based tablet.
- One in every two Android smartphone owners showed a preference to purchase a tablet.
- Only 13% of non-Android phone owners stated intent to purchase an Android tablet.
- A third of those surveyed stated that having a physical keyboard is a crucial tablet component.
- 56% said they would prefer to buy a device at a lower cost with an attached data package adding that their ideal price for a tablet would be less than $300.
- A quarter of Americans expect their employer to provide access to tablets in the enterprise. Among the reasons quoted are improvements in creativity and innovation (18%); efficiency, time savings and problem solving (16%); and communication, collaboration and productivity (14%).
My two cents: if you want a keyboard, why not grab a netbook instead? Or the idea is to have the ability to pair the tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard…