Every week is bringing more market research and analyst forecasts for the mobile/tablet/apps industry at the moment. Two more are providing food for thought today. First, a survey of 1,000 US internet users by Frank N. Magid and Associates found that 62% owned app-capable devices, and that 74% of those people use mobile apps, although only a quarter have paid for them. 52% said that they mostly learn about new apps via word-of-mouth, from friends. Meanwhile, research firm IHS has been making its predictions for the tablet display market (and by extension, tablets). It claims 126.6m units will ship in 2012, up from 82.1m last year. And it expects smaller 7-inch tablets to account for 32% of the market in 2013 thanks to Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Google’s Nexus 7 and (possibly) Apple’s iPad Mini.

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