About 1 in 3 Canadians now own a tablet: poll

TORONTO – Tablet ownership continues to grow in Canada with a new poll suggesting that about one in three Canadians has now purchased one of the gadgets.

According to telephone surveys conducted with 4,021 Canadians between March and April, 31 per cent of those polled said they owned a tablet, up from 26 per cent in the fall, says a report by the Media Technology Monitor.

About two-thirds of all the tablets owned in Canada are iPads, with BlackBerry Playbooks representing 13 per cent of the market and Samsung Galaxys taking up nine per cent.

Not surprisingly, consumers with high incomes were most likely to own a tablet. Of the Canadians polled with an income over $150,000, about 60 per cent said they had a tablet.

The poll results are considered accurate within 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20.