Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tablet PCs and Smartphones Top the List of Most Coveted Holiday Tech Gadgets in Avira Survey

Consumers Also Want Network-enabled TVs and Gaming Consoles for the Holidays; But ¼ of Those Polled Dislike Tech Gifts Under the Tree

Tettnang, Germany, December 7, 2011 – Just under 60 percent of consumers polled in a November survey by IT security expert Avira are hoping to receive a tablet PC or a smartphone for the holidays. Network-enabled TVs came in at just over 10 percent while gaming consoles are being requested by seven percent of the survey respondents. Interestingly, 24 percent said they didn’t want to receive a tech gadget as a gift for the holidays.

What new IT gadget would you like for the holidays?

  1. 29.86% - Tablet PC
  2. 28.09% - Smartphone
  3. 24.08% - I dislike tech gadgets as a gift.
  4. 10.83% - Network-enabled TV
  5. 7.14% - Gaming Console

1,246 respondents with a margin of error of +/- 2.78 percent.

"It was very interesting to find out what gadgets people are expecting and equally interesting to hear that 1 out of 4 do not want those types of gifts during the holidays," said Elisabeth Rothbart, PR Manager at Avira. "To ensure all customers always have a fun time with their gifts, we would like to remind them to make sure the devices they do receive are secured through quality security products."

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit