This trend, along with the decline of the netbook market, helps to explain why Windows sales were soft in Microsoft’s most recent quarter
There was no must-have toy of Christmas 2011 — for youngsters, anyway.
For adults, tablet computers and e-readers were the gifts of choice, judging by a new report that indicates the number of adults in the United States who own tablets and e-readers nearly doubled from mid-December to early January.
The increased ownership of tablets was especially pronounced among highly educated people with household incomes of more than $75,000. Almost one-third of people with college degrees now own tablet computers, the report said.