Surface, Kindle Fire are likely holiday winners, but iPad still rules the web surfing roost


It’s a safe bet many people bought or received a new smartphone or tablet for the holidays. Which ones did they get? That’s difficult to say for sure, but with some data from Chitika, we can get a pretty good idea. The company shared web surfing data through its ad network on more than 300,000 websites and found that while Apple(s aapl) still rules the roost, Amazon’s(s amzn) Kindle and Microsoft’s(s msft) Surface tablets were used quite a bit online as 2013 came to a close.

Holiday smartphone surge 2013

On the phone side, only Apple’s iPhone saw a holiday surge of web surfing traffic, which suggests that a few new iPhone 5c and 5s handsets may have been under the Christmas tree. That “surge” wasn’t much of one though: iPhone users surfed the web 1.8 percent more during the holidays as compared to the non-holiday season. Still, the iPhone accounts for 54.3…

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