Where Wearables Are Headed
The survey also unveiled strong purchase plans over the next year for traditional smartphones (52 percent), HDTVs (41 percent), laptops (38 percent) and tablets (40 percent).
About 52 percent of respondents said they prefer phablets over traditional smartphones. The larger size of phablets, respondents (especially those in India and Asia) said, does not impede talking on the phone, since 90 percent of their smartphone activities have nothing to do with phone calls. “That will become more prevalent in the United States,” Stovie said. n