Last summer, 36% of British people owned or had access to a tablet, but by the end of January, that’ll have risen to 50% according to Deloitte’s latest research. That’s after another strong Christmas of tablet sales, with the company claiming that between 12m and 13m tablets were sold in the UK in 2013 overall. It expects 165m “compact tablets” (those with 8.5 inch screens and smaller) to be in use worldwide by the end of March, along with 160m larger tablets. Want more tablet numbers? Research firm ABI Research estimated that 285m “big brand” tablets would be in use by the end of 2013 – those from Apple, Samsung and other recognised manufacturers.