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What’s a Phablet?

With the release of the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Note 4, the term phablet has been thrust back into the public realm. Wikipedia puts it well: A phablet is a class of mobile device designed to combine or straddle the functions of a smartphone and tablet. The word Phablet is a portmanteau of the words phone and tablet. There are two components of a phablet, the ability to make cellular calls and size. This photo from MCPR explains the size component:

smartphone-phablet-tablet

Increasingly, more mobile users want to make calls and use a tablet without carrying two devices. In the next month Apple will release a new line of iPads, some think an iPad Mini with cellular calling capabilities will be released while others think the iPhone 6 Plus is an indication that’s not going to happen.

Samsung just announced the Samsung Note 4 and Nokia has a phablet coming out as well. The Galaxy and Note series of Samsung devices is well worth exploring.

Blog Post via ARMLS Blog

One response to “What’s a Phablet?

  1. Carrie Bey-Little September 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    The Phablet is the way to go. You can use it as a tablet if needed, read email and work if your at a closing. I love the Note 3. I say get an earpiece and upgrade to the Phablet.

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