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Phablets. What's the point?

I just finished reading the magazine review of the things. They are to big to use for making phone calls and to small to be using as a tablet, what's the point of them? I don't know anybody who owns or plans on buying one in the future. Does anyone on the fourm own one or plan on buying one in the future?  

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RE: Phablets. What's the point?

I'd certainly like something with a bigger screen than my iPhone's - I use my phone a lot for web browsing - but having tried out a Sony Xperia Z Ultra in the office earlier I'd feel a right numpty holding one of those up to my ear to make a phone call. Embarassed

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RE: Phablets. What's the point?

I don't think they are going to over take tablet sales. Everyone I know would rather have a tablet than a phablet. I carry around my ipad air in my man bag so I can do some web browsing when out and about. I think the ipad is the perfect size for a tablet. 

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RE: Phablets. What's the point?

I've never understood to comments about looking ridiculous holding them up to your face, You use a headset. Simples.

You also have to consider the western market is mature, and the growth will be coming from developing markets. 

For many in those markets, it will be their first device and their only device,so it needs to everything. They don't have the luxury of having a phone, a tablet and a PC.

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I think Sony have priced that phablet much to high. You can get a good tablet for less.

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RE: Phablets. What's the point?

Making phone calls in only number 5 in the actual use of a smartphone. So common sense would suggest a phablet is far more useful for it's 4 most populat tasks. so when sufring the net, it is easier to use a phablet than an iphone and a magnifying glass!!! A phablet is also easier to read and type text messages for the same reasons. i know loads of people with them and my wife even has two. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note is probably the most innovative phone of the last few years. look at just how many manufacturers copy them. It's nice to see that WhatApple have finally given them a 5 star review. Now if they can get on to the oppo Find 7, we may have a winner.

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RE: Phablets. What's the point?

A lot of people use their phones for surfng rather than talking. This seems to satisfy that need. As daveh75 says, you can use a headset for talking.

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