Feb 092013
 February 9, 2013  Posted by at 8:14 pm Not So Stupid Questions  Add comments

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer]

This is a phablet

This is a phablet

I am very late to this party, but I just learned that ’Phablet’ is not a misspelling but an actual word. So why not share it with the world? (In hope somebody else also admits to not knowing so I can feel better about it).

A Phablet is a device that is a tablet and phone combine, with a screen size between 5 and 7 inches. According to Wikipedia ‘Streak’ (Android) was the first ‘Phablet’, but Galexy Tab was probably the most famous one. While people seem to disagree whether the ‘Phablets’ are a good idea or not, it looks like they are here to stay. I think they are interesting, but I have a bag, so I carry a Ultrabook, tablet and two (if not three) phones with me. I hope to combine the tablet and Ultrabook- but I’m not quite sure if I would want – or am ready to- accept a larger phone. Let’s never say never 🙂

BTW, I actually thought ‘Phablet’ was for fabulous tablet,- but that just proves I listen way too much to Beyoncé. Tabolicous 😉

  3 Responses to “Stupid Question 146: What is a Phablet?”

  1. Interesting. A new word. On the same note, I have read about a tablet that is 27″ and meant to have at home. 27″ tablet. Then again, who needs a phone with an 7″ screen? 😀

  2. I’m actually quite tired of having 903493408 different devices.

    So I’d like to have a combined phone/tablet. Phablets are probably too big for a phone and too small for a tablet. Maybe the solution would be a device with OLED that can be expanded.

    Or how about a proper tablet, and the phone is a little satellite you can clip on your ear. That way you could actually use the tablet in context while talking, and/or do video talk.

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