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Brits Spending More Time on Their Tablets Than Chatting With Their Partners

November 26, 2012

LONDON, November 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

In Britain, we love a good tablet. Surfing the web, checking emails, reading up on
gossip, playing games, Facebook status updates…the list goes on. But just how much do we
love tablets?

With a whole new selection of tablets being released, including Google’s Nexus 4,
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Apple’s iPad mini and iPad with Retina display, there’s
never been more choice. There’s nothing better than a good statistic when it comes to
determining obsession, which is why tech firm Storage Option did some research to
determine exactly how popular the tablet is, and how frequently the people of Britain were
using their mobile devices.

One of the headline discoveries was that 49% of tablet users said they were more
interested in using their device than talking to their partners! It also transpired that
20% of people are so attached to their tablets that they set a limit on the amount of time
their partners can spend using devices.

It also seems that the tablet is set to replace the paper back novel as a common
partner in the bedroom, with 57% of those taking part admitting to using mobile devices in
bed. On top of that, mobiles are used by 40% of people while on the loo.

The tablet is also fast becoming a truly useful tool. Thanks to tablets like the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which uses an S Pen stylus to let you hand write notes and open
multiple apps on screen at once, 40% of respondents said that mobile devices were
improving their efficiency. When asked if they would miss out on vital information if left
without a device for a day, 36% of people in Northern Ireland and 34% in South East
England said they would.

Looking to enter the world of tablet computers? Carphone Warehouse
[http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/SAMSUNG_GALAXY_NOTE_10_WIFI_16GB ]
has some of the cheapest prices going, in store or online. There you can pick up a Samsung
Galaxy Note 10.1 from just GBP317, which is currently better than anyone else.

Notes to Editors

– Carphone Warehouse [http://www.carphonewarehouse.com ] is the largest independent
mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide

– Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone Warehouse.
Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of Carphone Warehouse team members
sharing useful hints and tips on everything from laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile
phones. With new videos being added each month, users can search through hundreds of
videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeopeners.

About Carphone Warehouse and Geek Squad

In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to bring its
business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the banner ‘Best Buy
Mobile’. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of The Carphone Warehouse’s European and
US retail interests for GBP1.1billion, creating Best Buy Europe. The joint venture now
encompasses the following retail and technical support brands: Carphone Warehouse, The
Phone House and Geek Squad.


               Carphone Warehouse
               Alison Gram
               PR Manager

SOURCE Carphone Warehouse

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