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

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Just call it the "Nokia Lumia 1520"

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

phablophone, I'm sorry but how I'd Ballmer going to see my suggestion?

20. zennacko unregistered

Tabphone or even Fone(Phone)Pad [if it wasn't trademarked by Asus already] sounds better than phablet. whenever I see "phablet" it reminds me of Perry the Platypus (the word itself is as ugly and as mixed up as a platypus)

21. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

phablet : the phone u cannot to use with one hand.

25. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Wrong... i use my LG G pro, with one hand, ,..im not sure will i be able, to do the same on this :-)

22. DFranch

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

There is no need to refer to it as a phablet, at least not in their advertising. I haven't seen and other companies doing so in their advertising. The media has dubed it a phablet, so it's an ok term to use when presenting to the media, but the majority of prople probably haven't even heard the term before (people who don't frequent sites like phone arena).

23. LighteningMacKing

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

How about: 1. Smart X-Device (As in X=Cross) 2. Smart Utility Device 3. Utility Smartphone 4. Utility X-Smartphone 5. Utility Phone Sounds better than phablet!

27. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

??????? Um no.....

46. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I was actually thinking Smart Device as well.

29. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Nokia tabphone (Ballmer's phone). Whatever it is, just bring it on!!! But don't forget to add stylus, flash player, and dual speakers, ( mono or stereo ) you can decide, you are the producer.

32. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Lumia Mini Tab

34. papss unregistered

They ( Nokia) gave me a 10.00 code to use on amazon for taking the first survey. I see they have sent me another.

35. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

They should call it Pocket Pc and make it run an optimized windows 8 instead of windows phone

36. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd say go the Star Wars route and call it "datapad".

38. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Or bring back the "Communicator" nomenclature. Lumia.Communicator? Ohhh yeah. Legendary.

39. kimnurseboi

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Phablet for me means smartphone + tablet functionality in one device... It doesnt matter whether its 6 inch its sizes.. for as long as its a smartphone with tablet in one device...when we speak of smartphone windows phone 8 is an example..tablet like windows 8.. If its just another lumia windows phone 8 with upgraded version os then its just a plain smartphone in a large size.... The most important is honesty to gain back the trust of the people....you cant use the word phablet if theres no tablet experience at all...because the reason why we buy gadgets is that we want to experience something thats revolutionary out of the box and with classy taste on it...nokia Is lossing the reputation and wish to comeback..but just concerned of the market..put all the highest specs plus a os like android..youll gain back the throne you once had....and lumia designs are almost alike and nothing much interesting just plain with large bezels...sigh

42. papss unregistered

I was with you until the last part... Looks are subjective not facts.. You could have four different people each say the same thing about SS, HTC, Nokia etc... Personally I love the lumia design with bezel.

40. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Call it Sur(face)ablet

41. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Why care about the name if its used as a phone. From my point of view its just a big phone, and even if its called a 'PHABLET' i don't really care. But I would also like to say, anything bigger than 5.4'' - 6.5'' is sensible to be called a 'PHABLET', simply because its too large to be called a normal phone and too small to be called a tablet.

43. papss unregistered

In the survey I just took I said I didn't care the name as long as it functions.

44. wheelz78

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I'd stick with phablet. The larger-than-most-people-with-smaller-hands-cannot-​use-with-one-hand screen & the stylus may be a key factors in the name but then again not all tablets have stylii.

47. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Nokia should name it The "Super Phone-1" This may be the last Nokia branded smart phone to come out. I have not read any Web based reports that any other Nokia smart phones are coming out.Nokia according to the agreement they made with Microsoft NOKIA can come out with a smart phone in 2015 if they want to return to that business. I have Always felt Nokia should have made Android smart phones and Windows 8 smart phones Like Samsung, HTC, and LG did. but they did not. in the End there are reports Elop had them Testing Android OS on Nokia Lumia smart phone bodies. I think if Microsoft did not buy them out Nokia would have sold Windows 8 smart phones and Android smart phones starting in 2014. Wow what a difference that would have made in the smart phone world, Windows smart phones toke a hurt in the eyes if many people because they abandoned Windows phone 7 for Windows Phone 8 which is only about 14 months old a younger OS than what Apple iphones and Android smart phones have. it's coming Windows "Blue updates will give it many new features to help it compete with the other OS's

53. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Simple! Regardless of what size, if it can make calls and send SMS, then let's call it a phone/smartphone. If it don't have phone capabilities, then it's a tablet.

54. g2a5b0e unregistered

I completely agree.
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