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The phablet market isn't just the iPhone 6 Plus or the Galaxy Note line. The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a six-inch handset that's full of surprises and certainly worth more attention than it gets.
Samsung isn't afraid to experiment with new concepts. Their latest is adding a curved AMOLED display on their flagship large-screened smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, to create the Galaxy Note Edge
BLU have just released their biggest smartphone yet for just $149. It boasts of a 7" display to attract people to buy it, but its other specifications might want you to do the exact opposite.
Jolla has unveiled a new teaser image that suggests the ex-Nokia team will announce a new device next week. Although details are scarce, the tagline could suggest a new phablet or tablet device.
The fourth-generation Galaxy Note is the same 5.7" size as its predecessor but packs a Quad HD display, a more premium (and much requested) part-metal construction, and an improved camera with OIS.
While every other manufacturer began pumping out phones with increasingly larger screens in the wake of the Galaxy Note's arrival in 2012, Apple is just jumping in now with the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus.
Samsung has now confirmed that the 5.7-inch Note 4 phablet will be made available to South Koreans on September 26, with it going on sale in 140 countries after that by the end of October.
Lenovo today unveiled its new flagship Vibe Z2 Pro, with a 6-inch Quad HD display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, metallic body... and an app that looks like a lot like Nokia Camera.
Microsoft's enormous Lumia 1320 will go on sale in the US on June 13 via Cricket Wireless, with a 6-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM and dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, priced at $279 (or $229 after mail-in rebate).
A source of Android Geeks has told how Samsung has purportedly scheduled an 'Unpacked' product launch on September 3rd of this year for its upcoming flagship phablet device, the Galaxy Note 4.
A day after HTC says they're focusing a lot more on mid-range phones, images of their new mid-range phablet leak online. With a polycarbonate body and a familiar design this is one attractive phone.
A WiFi only variant of the Android-based Xperia Z Ultra phablet from Sony, revealed by documents filed on the FCC's website, has launched in Japan and will be available in stores starting Friday.
What is Apple planning for 2014? A rumor suggests that two iPhone 6 models may be launched this year, both having much bigger screens than the current models. This includes a 5.7-inch iPhone phablet.
Nokia has finally released a video of the anticipated Nokia Lumia 1320. The YouTube clip shows off the device in different angles, emphasising its big and beautiful screen over a banging soundtrack.
Nokia's Lumia 1520 - featuring a 6" Full HD display, quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM - will go on sale in the UK on December 6 from £38 a month, although one retailer has already opened pre-orders.
Nokia's newest addition to its Windows Phone family is finally available to consumers. Folks can now pre-order the Lumia 1520 phablet on AT&T with a starting price of $199 on a two-year contract.
The first render has emerged of the Nokia Lumia 1320, which appears to show a device with a large display and with 3 large columns of tiles on its Start screen, a feature reserved for 1080p displays.
Samsung has released the successor to its giant Note 2. The Note 3 is yet another phablet with massive dimensions and great functionality on paper - but is it good enough for your (enormous) pocket?
Nokia's first Windows RT tablet - known by its codename 'Sirius' - is reportedly to be called the Lumia 2520 when it launches alongside the 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone phablet next month.
If I had to describe the Xperia Z Ultra in two words, it would be ‘gorgeously massive'. On the one hand, Sony has crafted an astoundingly beautiful smartphone, combining a slim design with premium...
A variant of the upcoming Lumia 1520 Windows Phone phablet, known by its development codename 'Beastie', is expected to launch on AT&T later this year, with a 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 CPU.
Photos of the first 6-inch Nokia Lumia phone have been published online, confirming the design of the enormous Lumia 1520. Running GDR3, the phone is expected to launch later this year.
Nokia's upcoming phablet device will reportedly be called the Lumia 1520. This device is expected to come with a 6-inch screen capable of 1080p resolution and Windows Phone GDR3.
More rumors of Nokia's reported plans to release a 6 inch phablet running on Windows Phone 8 have popped up, including word that the device will have a 20 megapixel camera.
Evident continues to mount in support of a Nokia Windows Phone phablet, with new benchmarks pointing to the Lumia 825, a device with a 5.2-inch 720p display and 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
A new rumor claims that Nokia's current product road map shows that it will launch a Windows tablet the last week of September, followed by a phablet product launch on November 1st.
Windows Phone 8.1 may still be months away, but we've had a go at visualising what it might look like, showcased on the fictional Nokia Lumia 1080 phablet. Check it out and share your thoughts.
A leaked image supposedly shows an upcoming 5.9-inch device from HTC. Dubbed the HTC One Max, this phablet-type handset will reportedly go up against Samsung's Galaxy Note line of devices.
Nokia is teasing the announcement of something "big" tomorrow on its official Facebook page, indicating a tablet or phablet reveal could come from the BFF Microsoft partner.
Images have surfaced on Twitter that supposedly show a prototype of the Galaxy Note III. Rumors at the end of last year had the new Note coming in at 6'3". The latest rumor has it now at "only" 5.7".
A new rumor claims to have details about Nokia's plans to release two tablets and several large smartphones and phablets in the next 12 months, including a 6-7 inch phablet.
A new rumor claims that Nokia is indeed working on a 5.5 inch to 6 inch Lumia phablet smartphone with Windows Phone that could be launched later in September or October.
Blueprints purporting to detail HTC's unannounced 'One Max' phablet have been published, showing a larger device with a similar design to the firm's flagship handset, along with numerous specs.
Ahead of Nokia's Lumia announcement in London this week, we take a look at what we know about some of the devices the company is working on, including a phablet, a tablet and the Lumia 625.
Nokia is reportedly set to launch a 6-inch Windows Phone 'phablet' this year, with CEO Stephen Elop hinting at "broader form factors". But unpopular carrier exclusivity deals look set to continue.
A report from the Financial Times claims that Nokia is working on a phablet that will launch later this year. The same report states that the expected Catwalk and EOS Lumias could launch in summer.
It's something that no man wants to hear; it seems size does matter. Samsung have just announced two new phablets in the form of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 which will arrive in May.
The new Galaxy Note 8.0 may have wowed the crowds on the Samsung stand at Mobile World Congress, but it wasn't the only thing on show. We took a look around to see what Samsung was showing off.
ZTE's invitations to its Mobile World Congress event hint at the launch of its first Firefox OS handset, as its 5.7-inch, 1.7GHz quad-core Grand Memo phablet makes its first public appearance.
With Samsung lighting the touch paper for the phablet phenomenon with the Galaxy Note, Sony is the latest company to get in on the action with an image of a 6.44 inch phablet leaking to the internet.
Huawei has officially launched its first WP8 handset, the entry-level W1 - but a company executive has confirmed another Windows Phone is in development, "similar to" its new 6.1-inch Android phablet.
The Galaxy Note II is a smooth and dynamic experience from top to bottom. It's probably too big as a phone or too small as a tablet for most, but many will find it's a comfortable compromise.
A ZTE executive has shared an image of the company's gigantic new Windows Phone 8 flagship - possibly to be called the Blade 8 - which he says has a 5.9-inch display with 1080p resolution.
A leak has just surfaced which shows off what looks like the upcoming Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II tablet-phone hybrid. The device seems to share resemblance to Samsungs flagship Galaxy S III device.