Phablets are computing devices and the next big thing in mobility. These gadgets have a screen size of 4.5 to 7 inches when measured diagonally. The size of the phablets is larger than a smartphone but smaller than a tablet. If you are looking for a sleek and compact device that will virtually do everything for you then phablet is a good choice for you. You can call these devices tablet-phones or opt for the rather funny sounding name given to these devices – phablet.
There is a huge demand for these phones and industry giants like Samsung have reported sales of more than 5 million units worldwide of the Galaxy Note. As more and more people are spending countless hours on their smartphones and doing things not remotely connected to making calls then the market definitely looks bright for these devices.
One of the main advantages of the phablets is their bigger screen (touch screen) which makes navigation a lot easier. You can use the device for surfing the net, reading eBooks, playing games, viewing pictures and watching the latest movies. Once you get used to a phablet the smartphone will seem like a poor cousin. The only drawback with a large screen (5.3 inches in case of Note) is that it nearly just fits in your palm and working on it using one hand will be a real big challenge. There is no way you can reach the top corners with your thumb if you are using the device with just one hand. You might think that talking to someone on a phablet will be a bit embarrassing in public because of its size. But one this self-consciousness passes away you will be able to use this phone with relative ease.
Since bigger screen means bigger phones it will be a bit difficult to carry this phone in your pocket. But Samsung has probably got better ideas as their Galaxy Note can be easily carried in the back pocket. The device has a large screen and Samsung never compromised on the performance part in order to make the phone portable.
The concept of phablets is not new as Dell was first to experiment with its Streak but it was hardly successful. But it seems that the runaway success of iPad has paved the way for entry of other models with large screens. The market for phablets will only get hotter in 2013 with Samsung and HTC considered being the main contenders but watch for LG as they plan to come out Optimus Vu.