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Writing for Fortune, Jonathan Vanian declares Microsoft the winner.

“Microsoft Scores a Mini-Victory Against Apple in the Tablet Wars.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Brian.)

Mini is correct. Tablet, though?

Apple is leading overall online tablet sales for the previous 12 months ending in October. But for the first time, Microsoft and its rival devices have earned a mini-victory.

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