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Retailers hail the tablet after sales

Littlewoods and Very.co.uk parent Shop Direct Group hailed 2012 as the year of the tablet computer after selling one every 40 seconds in the run-up to Christmas.

Soaring demand for children's versions from technology-savvy families helped it sell more than 91,000 tablets over Christmas, with the LeapPad 2 and InnoTab 2 the third best-selling Christmas toy.

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