A survey of nearly 2,500 consumers has revealed that most people intending to buy Apple's forthcoming iPad will use it for mobile working.
The survey (PDF), carried out by Zogby for enterprise software firm Sybase, found that 52.3 per cent will use the iPad for working on the go, followed by watching videos (48.2 per cent), gaming (35.4 per cent) and showing business presentations (20 per cent).
One in eight of those surveyed indicated that they would not consider purchasing a device such as the iPad.
Almost three-quarters of respondents felt that devices like smartphones and the iPad would make them more productive at work, but over 25 per cent said that it would either make them less productive or make no difference.
The figures also appear to show that the utility of smartphones has been somewhat overrated. Nearly 70 per cent of respondents keep less than 10 per cent of work-related data on their mobile device, and 72 per cent said that less than 10 per cent of their work applications could be accessed on the move.
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