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Poll: Are you planning to buy a 'phablet' (5-6.5in phone/tablet) this year?


PC Advisor

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Are you planning to buy a 'phablet' (5-6.5in phone/tablet) this year?

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Are you planning to buy a 'phablet' (5-6.5in phone/tablet) this year?

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Quickbeam

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No good for Hobbits HB, they still use vellum & quill;)

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Aitchbee

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QB - so no subliminal messages for 'phablets' are to be expected, in the up-and-coming Hobbit movies?

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Aitchbee

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...Quink Ink, perhaps?

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powerbraker

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Well I have the galaxy note 2 which I suppose you could call a Phablet which I find just the right size as I've got big hands and it fits into a jacket pocket easy. A few weeks ago I broke it and had to send it in for repair going back too a I phone 3 for a few weeks was like going back ten years such small screen after using the Note 2.

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wee eddie

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I assume that if one wears a Suit/Jacket, then a phablet would be no trouble, as they are about the same dimensions as a wallet and could easily be used with a Bluetooth headset.

As powerbreaker has found, the screen is just large enough the be vulnerable to torsion damage, which is rare in the, more or less, standard sized mobile phone.

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shellship

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FE's post at 4.36 hit the nail perfectly on its head.

Incidentally, my answer is a big no!

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interzone55

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Phone size should be defined by where they're carried. As most males keep them in the front trouser pocket a 5" screen is far too big. Even the 4.5" screened Galaxy 3 is too big.

So unless the phone companies force a trend in MC Hammer style baggy trousers I can't see how these large screen phones will ever be popular

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morddwyd

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I have a Galaxy Note and I carry it in my shirt pocket, just as did my Galaxy S1, my Dell X51 and my Psion.

I simply find a smartphone screen too small.

The Note is a logical progression from the Psion!

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Woolwell

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morddwyd

A good number of my shirts (mainly for leisure) haven't got a pocket.

What happens when you bend down?

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morddwyd

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I don't buy shirts without poackets.

I don't bend down too much these days either! However, I take your point. I normally find a decent cover will provide enough friction to keep it in place.

I did damage my Psion a couple of times back in the 90s, but no problems since.

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