By The Canadian Press - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 0 Comments
TORONTO – Tablet ownership is growing explosively in Canada, according to a new report…
TORONTO – Tablet ownership is growing explosively in Canada, according to a new report on tech trends, which also notes that Netflix continues to sign up new subscribers.
The Media Technology Monitor conducts regular surveys to chart changes in the use of technology in Canada. Its latest report based on a poll from the fall suggests 28 per cent of anglophone Canadians owned a tablet at the time of the survey, more than double the 12 per cent who had one in the fall of 2011 and seven times the 2010 figure. About 60 per cent of those tablet owners had an iPad and almost 20 per cent had an Android device.
About 55 per cent of the anglophone population had a smartphone, which accounted for two-thirds of all cellphone users.
The report backs up Netflix’s claim that Canadians are enthusiastically signing up for the video streaming service. According to the survey, 21 per cent of anglophones were Netflix subscribers in the fall, up almost 50 per cent from the spring of 2012.