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11.27.2012

BLACK FRIDAY THROUGH CYBER MONDAY ON CNET: GOOGLE NEXUS 7, APPLE IPHONE 5 AND APPLE IPAD MINI ARE AMONG THE TOP 10 MOST-VIEWED GADGETS

Tablets and Smartphones Are The Top Most-Searched-For Products

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27, 2012 – More than 10 million people turned to CNET from Black Friday through Cyber Monday to research and learn about this holiday season’s most-wanted tech gadgets before they made their purchases.  This is an 17% increase in traffic compared to last year.

The two most popular categories were tablets and smartphones.  Nearly 13% of users viewed tablets, while 10% viewed smartphones.  According to CNET, the top 10 most-researched products were:

1.  Google Nexus 7 (16GB)

2.  Apple iPhone 5

3.  Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

4.  Google Nexus 10

5.  Apple iPad Mini

6.  Samsung Chromebook Series 3

7.  Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - Pebble Blue (T-Mobile)

8.  Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

9.  Apple iPad (4th Generation)

10.  Samsung Galaxy Note 2

           “Tablets and smartphones continue their march to the top on CNET and beyond,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET Reviews. “This is a great year for choice in the mobile landscape. Manufacturers have stepped up to the plate with an avalanche of innovative tablets and cell phones to choose from, many at low prices and many in new and interesting shapes and sizes. With so much competition, consumers win.”

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Rosabel Tao                415-344-2515                 rosabel.tao@cbsinteractive.com

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Jenifer Boscacci (CNET, CBSNews.com, Download.com, TechRepublic & ZDNet)
415-344-2441
jenifer.boscacci@cbsi.com