Before launching the Lumia 1520, Nokia wants to know if you like the word "phablet"

The word "phablet" has always been a bit of an awkward word. It was created because there is an indistinct grey area between the acceptable size for a smartphone, and the acceptable size for a small tablet. Not everyone is a fan of the word, and Nokia wants to find out what your feelings are on the term. It seems Nokia isn't sure if people like the word, or even know it...
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54 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm a bigger fan of Tablone. Or Smablet. Or Smabletone.

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Phablets™ Anything above 5 inch to 6.3 is classed as Phablet™

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Or Phoblet. Or Smartlet Tabone. Or Phart Tone.

52. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I hate the name Phablet. but don't care as long screen size are 5" or higher.

10. Mrmark

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I would say 5.3 - 6.4 is phablet if and only if it has phone capabilities!

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then the Xperia Ultra is a tablet with it's 6.44" screen then.

15. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Mini tablet.

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

I think the entire idea of the word "phablet" is ridiculous. The original Galaxy Note at 5.3" is a phablet, but the LG G2 at 5.2" is not? There's a .1" difference! What about the original phablet, the Dell Streak? That was 5". Personally, I think they're all just phones.

49. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

They just getting bigger and bigger, maybe smartphones will be 5.5" or 6" and tablet will be 14" - 20" in the next year

26. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Sooo,, i should consider my genitals, a "phablet XXL"?? LoL jp, and yea i agree

45. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Phablet is the best name for device screen is between 5 to 6.5. And smartphones is between 3 to 5.

48. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

how about LG G2? it has 5.2"

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

or Phablet is between 5.5 to 6.5 and smartphone is 3 to 5.5

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I like what Nokia is doing because they want the public's opinion on a proper definition of their first 5+ inch phone. I like "phablet" myself

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'd be a fan of "notepad" if the word hadn't already basically been hijacked by Samsung.

7. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I can see that lol

24. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Padphone would be nice. But asus have it.

30. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Tabphone will be great or how bout Tabby , eg. Carla - hi honey can you pass me my tabby please or hi honey can you pass me my tabphone please. I think its easier

31. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Phablet don't sound too good , eg. Hi James can you pass me my phablet please?.. James - Wat?.. Your tablet?.. Phae and thae sounds similar so u get confused if you don't hear it properly

6. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

what's more important is how the device is going to perform. call it whatever.

11. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

As someone who uses iOS, Android and WP8 on a daily basis, WP8 is the least likely of the three to suffer from any 'performance' issues in my experience. Be it scrolling/transition 'smoothness' or battery life, whatever optimization Nokia/Microsoft is doing, They're Doing It Right.

16. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

I think if the name of Apple company was Cucumber then it would not become as popular az now!

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I'm kinda partial to the word... PHONE!

13. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Phonble or go home...-__-...LOL JK!

17. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Phonble, Birds??? Lol! +1

9. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

tiny phone < phone < big a$$ phone < "dude why are you talking to a plate" or "bro you got something on your face "

28. Zeus.k unregistered

Lol. +1

50. Trololol

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

LOL u made my day bro +1

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

"NOKORSOFT" or Nokia/Microsoft is always late to the "Party". It took Microsoft "ages" to come into the smartphone (OEM) side of the business. Now that they have acquired Nokia, They want to ask what the "hottest" category should be called... GET with the TIMES Nokrosoft!!! That category has been named... It's called... PHABLET. And your new company is called: Nokrosoft

33. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Nickrosoftia, everyone?
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