Not quite sure what your little ones want from Santa this year? Well, industry researchers drew up a list, checked it twice, and guess what red-hot, 9.7-inch gadget came out on top? That’s right: the iPad, reports Yahoo News. In a recent survey of tykes aged 6 to 12, a good 31 percent of them went for broke, telling researchers for the Nielsen Company that they wanted to buy an iPad in the next six months–or rather, that they were hoping someone else (like, say, their parents) would get them an iPad. After the iPad, kids expressed the most interest in getting a garden-variety computer, with an equal percentage — 29 percent, to be exact — crossing their fingers for an iPod Touch (starting price: $229 for the 8GB version)…

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