phablet

Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger -- stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk.

LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue, an increase

ZTE’s six-inch Android phablet runs $99 post-rebate

ZTE threw a fairly intimate party for itself today in Manhattan to announce the launch of its latest budget handset, a little under two months after announcing the $200 Grand X Max 2. Once again, the

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series is selling a lot better than the Galaxy S6 did

It's become increasing common to hear of Samsung's mobile business struggling, but the early signs around its newest devices suggest that the company could turn the tide.

LG Outs Its Next Phablet, The Slender LG Stylus 2

There's less than a week to go until LG's pre-MWC press conference, where the company is expected to lift the veil on a new flagship smartphone, the LG G5. But the South Korean mobile maker has anothe

Apple Almost Forgets To Mention The New iPad Mini 4

Behold, oh tablet lovers, Apple’s latest gift to you — a new mini iPad: the iPad Mini 4! You can just see it, fourth from the right, in the new iPad line-up, pictured above, on a slide fro

Xiaomi Launches Mi Note Phablet To Fight The iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that recently became the world’s most valuable startup (depending on your definition of startup), took the wraps off its latest phone in Beijing today… and the comparis

The Galaxy Note Edge Is A True Cutting-Edge Phablet

Samsung either plays it entirely safe – see most of the Galaxy Tab line – or entirely gonzo. Whether it’s the chimerical Galaxy K Zoom or their curved TV, it’s as if the compan

BlackBerry Explains The Passport, Its Square Tablet… Phone Thing

BlackBerry previously gave us a sneak peek at a device that's as category-busting as the revolutionary Padfone, called the Passport. I expressed my ...uncertainty regarding the wisdom of the design de

The BlackBerry Passport Is A Phablet With A Hardware Keyboard That Makes No Sense Whatsoever

Just when you think you might have figured out what BlackBerry is up to (a strong push in enterprise services and emerging markets like the Internet of Things) they go and do something like the BlackB

LG Confirms Its G Pro 2 Flagship Phablet, Yet Another Phone That’s Mostly Screen

Say hello to the G Pro 2, LG's new flagship smartphone -- leaked aplenty up to now but officially confirmed today by the mobile maker. The Android 4.4 KitKat powered 4G quad-core device packs a Qualco

Nokia’s First Phablet, The Lumia 1520, Crops Up In Leaked Image — Won’t Be Windows Phone’s Savior

Nokia has been rumoured to be preparing a Windows Phone-powered phablet for months, with the aim of expanding the upper echelons of its smartphone portfolio and taking on Samsung's Galaxy Note line. I

The Xperia Z Ultra, Sony’s Mini-Tablet Sized Phone, Wants You To Talk Less & Watch More

Sony is steering its mobile ship into deeper waters with the Xperia Z Ultra. The 6.4-inch device slots in the size gap between its former flagship handset, the 5-inch Xperia Z, and its 10.1-inch Andro

Apple Reportedly Trying 4.7- and 5.7-Inch Screens On iPhones Next Year, Cheaper Model Coming In Fall

Apple is looking at various changes to its iPhone lineup over the course of the next year, according to a new report from Reuters, including two sizes of larger smartphone devices, in both a 4.7-inch

Nokia To Follow Samsung’s Lead By Launching A Phablet This Year, Along With 40MP Lumia PureView & Lighter Lumia 920, Reports FT

According to the FT, which cites people with knowledge of Nokia’s plans, the former worldwide number one mobile maker (whose crown was snatched by Samsung) is planning several high end smartphones t

LG’s 5.5″ Optimus G Pro Phablet Confirmed Headed To The U.S. In Q2

LG's forthcoming flagship, the 5.5 inch Optimus Pro G, has been confirmed for the U.S. market. Writing in a release on its website (translated from Korean by Google Translate), LG said the device will

Samsung Galaxy Note II ‘Phablet’ Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months

At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile m