Rise Seen For Lower-Cost Tablets
While Apple is expected to maintain its dominance in the tablet space, lower-priced tablets are expected to gain a larger share of the market. That's according to ABI Research numbers released this week.
According to ABI's Mobile Internet Device Product Tracker, tablets costing less than $400 will take 60 percent of the worldwide tablet market by 2016 .
“The majority of new entrant media tablet models have been in the sub-$400 segment that focuses on growth markets like India and China," Jeff Orr, group director of consumer research for ABI, said as part of the announcement. "The strong wave of growth in this segment over the next few years is expected to be driven by the adoption in emerging markets.”