Phablet appears to be the latest literary phenomenon that will become a household name. A phablet is a smartphone with a large enough screen to encroach on the definition of a tablet. Huffington Post writes about the ire the term phablet is beginning to draw. Samsung Galaxy Note can be credited as being the first mainstream device to challenge the sacred phone/tablet threshold. (Dell made a valiant attempt to crack the phablet marketing with Dell Streak. However, they didn’t have the marketing cloud of Samsung.)
The first Galaxy Note device had a 5.3-inch screen. Galaxy Note II stretched the limits even further with a 5.5-inch screen. Galaxy Note III is rumored to have a gargantuan 6.3-inch display.
Phablet sync with phones and computers
The linchpin behind phablets is to achieve nirvana between desktop productivity and the mobile form factor. People with mobile devices do not want to squint to read tiny, high-resolution font. They hate being given a 10×10 pixel area button that accurately engages on only 60% of their tap attempts. People who want a “large enough” screen for business productivity in a pocket-able form factor turn to phablets.
Phablet sync is a key factor in mobile productivity. Business users of phablets need a way to get their contact records and calendar agenda onto their phablet. With phablets going mainstream, PC to phablet sync and smartphone to phablet sync will be in demand.
CompanionLink offers a simple solution for this called DejaCloud. With one username and password, contacts and calendar information will be synchronized between PC, smartphone, and phablet. This technology is available today for phablet early-adopters.