Tablets Go Mainstream with 44.8M Users in U.S.
Owners use for varying reasons
The U.S. tablet audience has hit 44.8 million showing that Americans are adding more than just smartphones to their mobile gadgets. "Tablets are truly going mainstream as users are using them to access everything," said Tiffany Fox, comScore senior director. Search is the top activity on tablets--done by 72 percent of tablet users--followed by seeking weather information (67 percent), games (67 percent), social networking (66 percent) and news (60 percent). While the majority--91 percent--use their tablets at home, tablets are "increasingly on-the-go devices" for Americans, she said, with 38 percent using them in a public location, and 27 percent at work. (NBC News)