According to the International Data Corporation, tablet shipments will surpass desktops and laptops in the fourth quarter of 2013 for the first time. PC shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet shipments for the full year, but that should change by the end of 2015. The expected value of the smart connected device market this year is expected to be $622 billion; with $423 billion of that coming from the less-expensive smartphones and tablets…those that cost less than $350 bucks. But things could still change…some experts believe that larger smartphones…commonly called “phablets” could cannibalize the smaller tablet market.
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