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Tablet use tipped to triple in NZ

Tablet uptake among Kiwis is poised to triple to 20 percent within six months and likewise, smartphone ownership is tipped to climb from 32 to 45 percent.

Tablet uptake among Kiwis is poised to triple to 20 percent within six months and likewise, smartphone ownership is tipped to climb from 32 to 45 percent.

According to research from Ericsson's ConsumerLab, just 7 percent of Kiwis currently own a tablet, but that number is trending steadily upwards.

Compared with consumption habits in other developed countries, New Zealanders are more cautious users of social networking, mobile banking, blogging, and video calling.

Half of smartphone users are using apps on a daily basis, with the majority using apps multiple times during the day.

But Ericsson sees features such as speech-to-text, QR codes, mobile wallet and mobile banking as having significant potential for growth here.

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