Study Suggests Over Half Would Buy Android Tablet if Cheaper Than iPad

Retrevo Shares Findings About Consumer iPad Interest

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A new study from Retrevo (over 1,000 non-Retrevo users) looks at interest in the iPad ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week. The company emailed WebProNews with a round-up of significant findings.

So without beating around the bush, let’s just get to them.

Study Highlights:

– 52% of people surveyed say they "don’t need" an iPad
– 38% of people say the iPad is "too expensive"
– 10% of people are "waiting for a good excuse" to buy an iPad

Obviously competition for the iPad is on the way, and it has been widely speculated that Google’s Android will play a major role in that. Retrevo asked people interested in buying a tablet, "What would make you buy an Android-based tablet over an iPad?"

– 53% say they’d get the Android-based tablet, "If it was less expensive than the iPad."

– 33% say they’d get the Android-based tablet, "If Verizon was the carrier."

– 28% say they’d get the Android-based tablet, "If it was discounted as part of a subscription service (like a cell phone contract)."

– 22% say they’d get the Android-based tablet, "for other reasons."

– 16% say they would still buy an iPad, regardless.

What would make you buy an Android Tablet over an iPad?

This week Apple announced that it sold 2 million iPads in less than 60 days. Last Friday, the company began the iPad’s international push. It will be quite interesting to see how iPad sales hold up as the competition makes its way into the marketplace.

Which would you rather have: an iPad or an Android tablet? What would make you choose one over the other? Tell us.

Study Suggests Over Half Would Buy Android Tablet if Cheaper Than iPad
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  • Guest

    I will choose an android-tablet over ipad anyday, even it would be priced about the same.
    It would still have to meet some technical criteria, such as capacitive touch-screen, a fast enough processor and android 2.1 and 2.2. (The huawei smakit 7 is a nice candidate)
    The main reason is that I want to have the choice of what I can do with MY tablet. I’m utterly opposed to the practices of apple of them deciding what I can put on my tablet.
    Next to that I believe the open Android platform has more potential than the closed i-pad.

  • kent

    I bought this Ipad last week and it is very good.It has all the features.Worth Buying

  • LotusSeven

    “People” bought Yugos instead of Hondas and Toyotas because they were cheaper. “People” often are idiots. “People” who are idiots deserve what they get.

    Trust Apple.
    Trust Steve Jobs
    Buy an elegant and polished platform.

    Trust Google (Google wants to rule the world).
    Trust Big Brother
    Buy the cheapest crap you can.

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