IDC trims tablet forecasts, expects wearables, 'phablets' to affect sales

Lowers shipment estimates by 1%, says emerging markets will account for majority of tablet market by 2017

By , Computerworld |  

The price competition will only get more fierce.

"We expect average selling prices to continue to compress as more mainstream vendors utilize low-cost components to better compete with the whitebox tablet vendors that continue to enjoy widespread traction ... despite typically offering lower-quality products and poorer customer experiences," Mainelli said.

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