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51% of iPad buyers own Windows PCs

April 16, 2010: 2:51 PM ET

Also, 63% own Macs, 8.5% iPhones, 2.89% Linux boxes and 1.3% Android phones

Click to enlarge. Source: Chitika Labs

Dan Ruby at Chitika Labs -- the folks who run the much revised live iPad tracker (907,000 as of Friday afternoon) -- sent along the bar chart at right.

It shows, based on a survey of nearly 75,000 early iPad adopters, some of the non-Apple (AAPL) devices they own.

To Ruby's surprise, more than half of those surveyed have PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and 1.27% own smartphones running Google's (GOOG) Android.

"That's a big part of what I love about Apple's non-Mac products," Ruby writes. "They tend to bridge that Apple-Microsoft divide in users."

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for

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