What do you think of the phablet as a concept? Smart phone + tablet, that is. Samsung and LG are the two players offering this type of device now, with some saying that Samsung’s Galaxy Note is ahead of LG’s Optimus Vu is in the lead in terms of video, battery, display and overall user experience. Fans also gasped in shock when LG’s Optimus Vu launched in Korea at close to $900. If you read Mike Elgan’s post and reader comments here, most agree it is a step in the right direction.
Phablets let you economize in terms of space (5″ screens should be big enough to read, write and watch), without compromising on functionality. The winning models will be those that combine video, voice and basic work functions (note taking, graphics, email) while remaining on the light side.