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EVVJSK
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6/11/2012 | 12:38:30 PM
re: Should Your Next Smartphone Be A Phablet?
No comments on this article, so I thought I would start with a question... What is your definition of where a "Phablet" starts" is it 4.5" or is it 5" (I think you would be crazy to call anything less that 4.5" a phablet)? Until you create at least a starting definition, the only Phablet that I can really think of is the Galaxy Note (i.e. 5" or larger ?).
I have a Galaxy Nexus. They say that it is 4.65". It is a large screen for a Smartphone, but fits relatively comfortably in my pants pockets (I am not an extremely large guy at 5' 9") and my pants are not extremely baggy ( I usually do take it out as soon as I sit down at a lot of places).
I held the Galaxy Note at a store one time and did think that it had reached the point of being difficult to use with one hand (again, someone is is 6' 2" and has large hands may find it just fine).
Even on a 4.65" screen, I have some keyboard typing issues if I am really trying to type quickly. I know too many people who have already purchased Physical keyboards for iPads and other tablets if they want to do serious work on them (i.e. if they do a lot of email, word processing, etc...), let alone a Smartphone, so I suspect that Phablets will be somewhat a niche market with respect to business (if a company has an app or set of apps that present screen data to users in a format that can help reduce the need to type a lot other than email).
Bob Gill
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6/13/2012 | 6:49:04 PM
re: Should Your Next Smartphone Be A Phablet?
Phablets, or at least the Note, have already had significant success. Samsung has sold over 5M, maybe now over 6M.



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