[telecom] Phone, Meet Tablet. That's Phabulous.

Phone, Meet Tablet. That's Phabulous.

Molly Wood FEB. 26, 2014

The tablet and the phone are fast becoming the same device, and I for one can't wait.

Bigger phones have been a big trend over the last couple of years, and despite a somewhat mocking moniker, the "phablet" (phone plus tablet) is here to stay. I predict that within a few years, seven- and eight-inch tablets, like the iPad mini, will begin to disappear, replaced by phones that are nearly equal in size.

Tablets were a revolution in consumer electronics, mainly because they made us realize how much more we could do with our portable touch screens. The first tablets, like the original iPad and the Google Nexus 10, were 10 inches, great for watching movies and TV shows. But despite rocketing sales growth at first, most people found that a laptop with a keyboard is still better for getting work done. And at 1.5 to 2 pounds, those early tablets were slightly big and heavy to hold for reading, or to carry around day to day.


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