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iPad 3 Most Searched for Gadget

January 16, 2013

LONDON, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Ever wondered what the person next to you is looking at on their tablet? With the
Internet accessible to so many, it’s tempting to take a peek at your neighbours’ browsing
choices. A survey has revealed the most popular UK Google searches of the year and the
most Googled person was singer Whitney Houston, who died in February. Children’s favourite
“Mike the Knight” was the most searched for item in TV entertainment, chronicling the
adventures of a plucky knight in training.

Despite the UK hosting the Games, it seems football’s still our favourite sporting
pursuit, with “Euro 2012″ searched for more times than the Olympics. However the British
Olympians were still searched for frequently, with tennis player Andy Murray and diver Tom
Daley amongst the most popular.

The iPad 3 topped the list as the most searched for piece of tech. Despite its
popularity it’s remained affordable, with suppliers such as Carphone Warehouse
[http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/APPLE_NEW_IPAD_WIFI_4G_64GB?&colourCode=BLACK ]
selling it from GBP29 a month, with an upfront cost of GBP249.

Although reasonably priced, the iPad 3 (also known as the New Apple iPad) and the host
of other tablets available are pieces of tech you want to make the most of. Tablets are
ranking high in Google searches, yet there’s a lack of information out there about how to
actually get to grips with them. A recent report found that tablet users tend to be older
than those using smartphones.
[http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/10/29/flurry-tablet-users-older-than-smartphone-users-use-them-for-gaming-and-are-more-dedicated-to-apps ]
Those aged 50 and over are more likely
to own a tablet than a smartphone, compared to those aged 18 to 24 who prefer the latter.
The older generation know a world without an emphasis on devices, so the learning curve
can be steeper than it is for those who’ve been weaned on technology. Carphone Warehouse
provides a straightforward guide to getting to know your device
[http://selfhelp.carphonewarehouse.com/SelfHelp/request.do?view()=c%7b6c14eae0-9e74-11e0-5b7d-f20203001e3d%7d&forward=case&br=1 ]
, so you’ll master the
basics in record time whilst ensuring you don’t miss out on any of its features. In
straightforward, non-technical language, you can learn all about the new Apple iPad,
including how to download an app, access the iTunes store, and how to get to grips with
features like Maps and iBooks.

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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