The rapid increase in smart device penetration in the US means that 26% of Americans surveyed late last year reported owning a laptop, smartphone and tablet, up from 10% in 2011, per results from Deloitte’s latest “State of the Media Democracy” survey. The biggest jump came in tablet penetration, almost tripling between 2011 (13%) and 2012 (36%). The results come on the heels of a report from the NPD Group that the combined number of smartphones and tablets owned by American consumers has surpassed the installed base of computers for the first time.
The NPD Group press release has since been taken down from the researchers’ site, but the release had mentioned that desktop/laptop penetration was at 93% of internet households, tablets at 53%, and smartphones at 57% of cell phone users. A representative from the NPD Group also cautioned that the installed base data refers to the number of devices owned and in-use, rather than household penetration (% of households with at least 1). Read the rest at MarketingCharts.