Description: Just when the smartphone saturation in the developing world seems to be near, a new device has found its niche. The Phablet (part phone, part tablet) apparently offers solutions to the problems here and in the developing world.
Source: Fast Company
Date: January 10th, 2013
Big screens equal big bucks. That’s what Samsung realized with its first–and still quite popular–Galaxy Note mobile device, which was a whopping 5.3-inch screen pseudo-tablet that only folks like Andre The Giant (and perhaps certain members of his posse) could hold like a traditional cell phone. It fit between the 3.5-inch size of early iPhones, and the smaller 7-inch size of the typical Android tablet. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. Explain the Phablet’s success in both the developed and developing worlds.
2. Why does the author allude to the Phablet being a fad? What technology does the author anticipate will replace it?