Dec 02, 2013 12:05 PM EST
Tablets are driving holiday sales this season. According to IBM Benchmark, Black Friday online sales rose 18.9 percent in 2013, compared with the same period last year. Purchases during the day after the holiday eclipsed Thanksgiving Day sales early in the evening, with the key online driver pointing to multi-screen shopping across devices.
Online sales drove consumer purchasing over the holiday weekend. Mobile traffic accounted for over 32 percent of all online traffic the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving up more than 42 percent compared with last year. Mobile sales remained strong, contributing 13 percent to all online sales, and nearly 60 percent year-over-year. Smartphones were also driving more than 20 percent of all online traffic compared with tablets at 11 percent.
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Below is a Recommended List of Best Android Tablets To Buy This Holiday:
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
The fast Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet for Android features users a unique way to experience movies, TV, and games, an HD display (216 ppi / 1280x800), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, apps launch quickly, games and videos play smoothly, create profiles and set time limits for children with Kindle FreeTime. easy-to-use parental controls, built-in Wi-Fi, plus updated e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more. The tablet is available for $139.00.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 features its latest 2014 edition of entertainment and productivity. The Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition with vivid Transcend Display has more than four million pixels—2M more than HDTV. And with a pixel density of 299 PPI and is also combined with Virtual Dolby® 5.1 Surround Sound.
A great combination of power and display, Google Nexus 7 consumers expect to receive a quality Snapdragon S4 processor speed and impressive seven-inch HD display. The tablet which is built by Asus, also comes slimmer with 2GB RAM and 16/32GB of storage. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 5-megapixel rear camera, NFC.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T features multimedia transformed into a mobile home theater. The tablet device features the following specifications: 1920 × 1200 resolution Full HD screen, SonicMaster audio technology, Super IPS+ Panel and the most powerful NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU running @1.6 GHz, the Transformer Pad Infinity is everything you need to enjoy 1080p HD video playback while sharing with your friends on the go. Preview Exploring the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Exploring the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity The Next Transformation.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet
Lenovo's New Yoga Android Tablet is a unique multimode device with striking design features. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is high speed and provides a cylinder battery design which includes up to 18 hours of battery life. Both 8-inch and 10-inch versions include the multimode capabilities. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro by design was made to “stand out.”
IBM Benchmark reported, Mobile traffic accounted for more than 32 percent of all online traffic the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving -- up more than 42 percent compared with last year. Mobile sales remained strong, contributing 13 percent to all online sales, and nearly 60 percent year-over-year.
Last Tuesday, total online sales grew by close to 47 percent compared with a year ago. Mobile rose 63 percent since the prior year. The Health and Beauty category rose 46 percent in sales volume compared with 2012, with mobile sales contributing 107 percent more as well. Tablets drove close to 9 percent of all online sales related to online searches. This number was double that of smartphones, which accounted for 4.6 percent. Tablet users also spent on average $110.11 per order.
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