Check out this infographic, which summarizes the results of a survey of 3,000 UK residents about tablets (h/t Device Magazine).
The demographic data are interesting, especially the differentiation between “instant access to the web” and “staying in touch with friends via email and social networks”, which underlines the point about the web dying in favor of networked apps.
Interestingly, the web vs. networked apps gap widens with age, wonder if that’s a technical-savvy gap between generations or a usage gap.
The age gap between mobile entertainment (movies and music) and reading is another interesting one.
And oh boy did this make me shudder:
Our results also show people are looking for a few more features from the iPad. 48% of people wanted a USB port to be included, 44% wanted support for Flash, 42% wanted a CD/DVD drive and 29% wanted a built in digital camera.
This is why product management matters people. Can you imagine what a tablet with an optical drive would look like 🙂 I know, external would be fine, but then you’re getting into Sony Vaio territory, i.e. great form factor of the device, does it come with luggage for all the peripherals?
Anyway, embedded here for your viewing happiness, click through for details.