Year of the Phablets

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Re: Phablet
Barbara Jorgensen   1/16/2013 3:37:56 PM
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Hi Anna! I've been eyeing ultrabooks as well, but waiting for the prices to come down. Other than the form factor, how do they compare with laptops and notebooks?

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The phablet
Barbara Jorgensen   1/16/2013 3:32:38 PM
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It seems to me companies are approaching the phablet from two different sides. From the phone side, screens are getting bigger, so IHS calls big smartphones  "phablets." From the PC side, laptops and notebooks now have detatchable keyboards, and those are called hybrid tablets. (Hablets?) But it doesn't sound like those provide cellular technology. I wonder what the ultimate phablet will be: a really big phone or a really small computer?

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Anna young   1/14/2013 8:07:18 AM
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@anandvy, yes I did. But the irregular static friction wouldn't let me trust touch screen device again. So now it's public knowledge, I'm not a fan of touch Screen device.  :)

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Re: Phablet users may return to PC
Anna young   1/14/2013 7:49:40 AM
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@Cryptoman, you're spot in your analysis. All the other smaller devices are just additional. I agree. It may also depend on what is generally used for?

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anandvy   1/14/2013 12:06:53 AM
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The last touchscreen smartphone I owned was a Samsung Tocco when it first came out in 2008. It's just the ceaseless typo error frustrations I cannot endure.

@Anna, did you try using SWYPE keyboard which is inbuilt in Samsung devices. I feel Swype is far efficient than other types of keyboard interface that are available. One more issue with Samsung touch screen is that it doesn't work if we touch with wet-hand.

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anandvy   1/14/2013 12:04:32 AM
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I think ultrabooks have close match to notebooks/laptops.

@Wale, you are right. I believe ultrabooks are extension of notebooks/laptops. The only difference i find is ultrabooks are very light, thin and easy to carry around. The only difference i find between the tablet and the ultrabook is availability of  hardware keyboard.

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anandvy   1/13/2013 11:59:34 PM
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Beyond that I don't see the reason why I should buy them.

@Bolaji, ultrabooks which can be converted to tablets are very easy to carry. You can easily attach and detach the keyboard and hence they are very flexible.

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Re: convergence of technologies
t.alex   1/13/2013 8:48:00 PM
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it seems having a Phablet and an Ultrabook is the way to go nowadays :-) Previously we must have a phone, a tablet, and a PC/notebook for work. Nowadays, only 2 is enough. 

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Phablet users may return to PC
Cryptoman   1/13/2013 6:01:44 PM
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People are always curious about new devices and technology. They want to find out for themselves what that new device can do for them and whether it can be a good replacement for their existing device. So they go and buy it and use it for a while. During that phase, they start to realise what the new device can and cannot do. Judging by the behaviour of most consumers I see around me, the new smaller and lighter devices with sufficient processing power tend to be used as a "supplement to" rather than a "replacement for" the PCs at the moment. I see laptops and notebooks as I normally have been in the past. The difference today is there is either a tablet or a smart phone sitting just beside those good old laptops. Today, our hands are busier switching between those devices depending on the platform we need to carry out a particular task.

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Re: Re : Year of the Phablets
Wale Bakare   1/13/2013 1:17:32 PM
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I think ultrabooks have close match to notebooks/laptops. You mentioned inbuilt hardware keyboard, how about that?

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