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* Only 23% of apps downloaded by tablet users over the past year have been paid, though 72% of tablet apps downloaders have paid at least dollar for an app.

* In the past 12 months, users spent an average of $359 buying products from tablets, with the top categories being "media and entertainment" (22% of tablet users) and "retail and apparel" (21%).

The OPA survey results also include data on multitasking, tablet activities broken out by operating systems, and payment preferences.

Chris Nerney writes ITworld's Tech Business Today blog. Follow Chris on Twitter at @ChrisNerney. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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