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Smartphone Buyers Want Larger Screens
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/23/2014 | 12:47:44 PM
smartphone screens
A friend of mine just upgraded her phone. I noticed the screen looked bigger than the iPhone's, and she confirmed that it was a Samsung. Of course, this is anecdotal rather thaan statistical, but it does make sense to have a larger screen if you rely on your phone for a lot more than calling and texting. 
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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6/23/2014 | 2:24:39 PM
Re: smartphone screens
A larger screen is often better for the aging population where more pixels crammed into a small space make usability difficult. Screen size is completely a personal preference.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/23/2014 | 3:29:41 PM
Re: smartphone screens
Seems like I may be in the minority here. The larger screens get, the more cumbersome it is to navigate and carry. The 3.5" screen of the iPhone 4/4S to the 4" screen of the iPhone 5 was quite noticible for me -- I wouldn't choose a device with a screen much larger than that.
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Laurianne,
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6/23/2014 | 3:29:49 PM
phabulous
I was surprised how many phablets I saw in the wild at a recent conference. People still tell me they hate the term phablet though. Someone has to come up with a more appetizing name.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/23/2014 | 3:52:53 PM
Re: phabulous
@Lauriann I agree; it's not a great name. 
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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6/23/2014 | 11:16:02 PM
Cannibalization
That might well be the reason that Apple wants to keep its iPhone screens on the smaller side. As it stands now, you buy two devices: an iPhone and an iPad. That better suits their bottom line than if you buy one iPhablet.


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