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Gaming has surpassed checking email as the second most frequent activity on a tablet. Much like consumers of video content, gamers are flocking to tablets to take advantage of the devices’ blend of portability and relatively large screens.
On average, tablet gamers downloaded 22 games over the past year, according to a study of US internet users conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates for gaming company PlayFirst. And gaming was the second most popular overall activity on a tablet, behind only accessing the web, the study found.