70% Of Tablet Owners Use Devices For eReaders

Seventy percent of tablet users use the tablet for eReading, according to a new report from the Consumer Electronics Association.

The report was presented yesterday at a pre-CES press conference. TeleRead was there and has more: “85% of adults want some form of tech gadget for the holiday season. High on the list are iPads (specifically mentioned by name) and ereaders. For new technologies, into which ereaders fall, 50% of their annual sales occur in the fourth quarter of the year. 15% of consumers anticipate giving a tablet or an ereader this holiday season.”

We expect this to be a busy holiday season for tablets and eReaders as more of the devices are hitting shelves this season, and most of the big box retailers are now carrying the devices.