Category Archives: Phablets

HTC Officially Unveils The HTC One Max Phablet

440x330-htc-one-max-mainsStruggling smartphone manufacturer HTC has unveiled their latest handset, the gargantuan HTC One Max. The 5.9” phablet will be powerful and should release by the end of this month.

HTC has been struggling in the smartphone market recently. They have failed to repeat the success that they enjoyed with the likes of budget phones the Desire and the Wildfire, despite releasing some seriously impressive handsets. The HTC One is the company’s flagship device and it offers an incredible screen and some excellent features. However, it hasn’t sold as well as the Taiwanese manufacturer had hoped with the likes of the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S outselling its rival.

Despite this, the HTC One Mini was released and this too was a great little handset. It offered the same level of quality as the primary handset but with a less cumbersome form. The trend for Continue reading

Samsung Gear And Galaxy Note 3 Now Available

wpid-BTVpik9CIAAe4yCSamsung has entered the smartwatch market today, with the release of the Gear, and it has also released a substantial update to its phablet range in the shape of the Galaxy Note 3.

Two new Samsung devices have hit shop shelves today, giving consumers the opportunity to combine the benefits of a smartwatch with a powerful phablet. The Gear and the Galaxy Note 3 will work independently of one another but combining the two devices will give users the greatest benefits and the greatest range of features. Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z On Sale A Day Early

sony-xperia-z-fonblet-tablet-smartphone-waterThe Sony Xperia Z phablet has hit UK shelves today, a day earlier than the anticipated and announced launch date – it is not yet clear whether it was an intentional Sony move or not.

We are used to release dates being largely ignored by manufacturers as new devices are usually put back time and time again before they do finally hit the shelves and ecommerce stores. Generally, manufacturers will cite a component problem or say that they want to ensure that users enjoy the best possible experience from their device once it does make it out of the factory doors but for anybody waiting to buy the device, the news is extremely frustrating.

Sony, then, clearly doesn’t want to disappoint the world and their new phablet, the Xperia Z has gone on sale on UK shelves a day early. You can buy yours now. Continue reading

Nokia Announces Plans To Launch A Phablet Later In The Year

nokia-lumia-phablet-5Nokia, who are yet to enter the phablet market, say that they will launch their first massive screened quad core phablet device powered by Windows Phone 8 by the end of the year.

Nokia is very much committed to the use of the Windows Phone mobile operating system and with phones like the Lumia series helping to add some much needed life to the firm’s it is easy to see why they are running with it. However, the current iteration of Windows Phone 8 does have its limitations – specifically, it is not possible to create 1080p or Quad Core powered devices using this operating system. However, a proposed update to the operating system means that this will soon be possible after all. Continue reading