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

Gregg Keizer | Aug. 30, 2013
Lowers shipment estimates by 1%, says emerging markets will account for majority of tablet market by 2017.

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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