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Chart of the day: Christmas messages from new tablets

December 26, 2012: 5:47 PM ET

For what it's worth, iPad tweets outnumbered Kindle 7:1, Google Nexus 18:1, Surface 50:1


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FORTUNE -- I can't vouch for the accuracy of the information in this chart. The nominal source -- A.X. Ian --  describes himself on Twitter and other venues as "Purveyor of pseudo-random ideas. Information massage therapist. Always prolific, seldom profound."

But the ratios square with other signs we've been seeing -- including store traffic -- and bode better for the holiday sales of Apple's (AAPL) tablet computers than for Amazon's (AMZN), Google's (GOOG) or Microsoft's (MSFT).

Thanks to reader Navin Nagrani for the tip.

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