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Submission + - Phablets Craze Not Mellowing, Nokia and HTC Joins Bandwagon (

gloryfel writes: Certainly phablets craze is not mellowing down. And it appears that Nokia and HTC are joining the bandwagon of firms offering gigantic smartphones with screen sizes over 5 inches. It was reported by Reuters that Nokia’s launch of its new phablet is pushed to October launch in New York City. HTC, on the other hand is said to showcase a 5.9-inch device to be launched this month or early October 2013.
In the recent years, phablets have proven to be more than just a fad. According to a report from research firm IDC, in the second quarter of 2013, phablets have sold as much as tablets and laptops combined in the Asia-Pacific region. A total of 25.2 million phablets were shipped, compared with 12.6 million tablets, and 12.7 million portable PCs.

Currently, Samsung is in the lead with roughly 50 percent of the phablet market. Analysts expect it continue with the recent launch of Galaxy Note 3. Two months ago, it also unveiled Galaxy Mega with variants 6.3 and 5.8 inches screen.

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Phablets Craze Not Mellowing, Nokia and HTC Joins Bandwagon

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