Phablet sales expected to reach 150 million in the next five years, Windows gear to get in the mix
1. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Uhm...5 inchers aren't phablets (well at least in my own standards)
The yardstick should be 5.5 " +++ since Samsung started this trend
7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Samsung technically didn't start it. Dell started it with the 5" Streak back in 2010. But, it's safe to say Samsung popularized it, so wouldn't you start with the 5.3" original Note?
10. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
im glad you said before me becauswe the Dell Streak really did start the "Large Smartphone" craze. the problem Dell and AT&T had was the lack of marketing.
as far as the article is concerned, It will be interesting to see who will make phablets over the next 5 years. hopefully, they'll handle the demand of a stronger battery and more RAM. The Dell Streak started it all, the Galaxy Note made it popular, but who can keep this craze going?? id be surprised if Apple and Nokia didnt get make a model larger than their normal 4" - 4.5" phones
14. lyndon420 (Posts: 4463; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Sorry bud, but the Dell Streak (5) started the craze. I miss my Streak - some douche stole mine :(
2. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
No phablet for me, just need perfect size smartphone 4.5".
8. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
4.5 inches really is a bit on the small side, fine you like that size but I welcome larger screened handsets and the minimum for me is around Optimus G Pro/Note 2 size but I do use my lumia 920 from time to time, Nokia are also jumping the 5 inch plus bandwagon. And yeah, 5.3 onwards to just below 7 inches is phablet, the smallest tablets are around 7 inches. Phablets will or should carry far more horsepower and battery than a handset around the 4-5 inch mark.
11. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Im glad you mentioned horwepower and battery of these "phablets."
4. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
A 5.5 inch phone with WP8 would be gorgeous. Still not a huge fan but I think it would turn heads.
5. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Yeah, for me 5" would be considered as phablet. below that would be a standard phone, 4.7 I guess or 4.5"..
6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Stop calling 5" screens phablets. Plus theres not too many manufacturers support windows
9. Ninetysix (Posts: 2452; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
12. Myrith (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Once you go bigger, you can't go back. :D (That's what she said.)
I'm actually curious if most people who say X size is too large have actually tried it and given it a fair chance - as in, try it as their main phone for at least a day.
13. snowgator (Posts: 3598; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Hey, another analysis for 5 years out in an industry in which things change basically quarter to quarter.
No biggie. Guesses welcome.