“It looks as if 2011 is going to be the year of the tablet, or more likely the year of too many tablets,” Nick Jones, vice president and Gartner distinguished analyst, blogs. “I expect the market will be challenging for any tablet vendor whose name isn’t Apple, and especially challenging for anyone who’s late to market.”
“Our expectations for the tablet market in 2011 are positive, but to put things in context tablets will still be niche devices, maybe 15% of smartphone sales,” Jones writes. “So I think we’ll see more supply than demand in 2011, and probably some vicious price competition because Apple will remain the leader in style, features and shipments.”
Jones writes, “Price-insensitive buyers will just drop into their local Apple store without considering Android or the other also-rans, so maybe we’ll see a pile of discounted remaindered tablets on sale in H2 of 2011.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Famous Grouse” for the heads up.]