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

  • 35%
    Yes

  • 51%
    No

  • 8%
    Don't know

  • 7%
    I already have one


(Based on 1188 Votes)

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PC Advisor

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

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

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SillBill

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I, too, carry mine in my shirt pocket - when it calls home,I reckon it acts kinda like a pacemaker!

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Matt Egan

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It's interesting. Going by CES, Apple alone of the major smartphone makers is resisting the lure of full HD 5-6in smartphones. But it's not clear who wants to buy them!

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Chronos the 2nd

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No.

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Quickbeam

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Over the years there's been quite a lot of blokes that have had their phone slip out when bending over straight into the toilet bowl!

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Aitchbee

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...Quink Ink, perhaps?

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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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Quickbeam

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

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lotvic

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I had to google it to find out what it was.

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Aitchbee

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Once again, another product aimed at the kids' market. [Little people with little fingers 'n' good eyesight]. Hobbit [device] would be a smarter name ;o]

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chub_tor

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Not this year as I have recently bought a 10 inch tablet and a 4.5inch phone but maybe next year :)

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Proclaimer

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a what?

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Flak999

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a phone that is too big and a tablet that is too small.

Exactly! Jack of all trades, master of none.

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Forum Editor

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It seems to me that these devices fall into a gap in the woodwork - a phone that is too big and a tablet that is too small.

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WhiteTruckMan

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I know I've said it before, but remember the good old days when mobile phones were getting smaller?

WTM

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Quickbeam

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...which makes them not quite as phab as they make them out to be.

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Quickbeam

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No, they're far to big to carry in my pockets.

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wiz-king

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No

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