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Last updated: November 2, 2012

What Does Phablet Mean?

A phablet is a device that combines smartphone and tablet features and is generally characterized by a stylus/pen input and classic phone features and capabilities, like phone calling over a 3G network.

Techopedia Explains Phablet

The phablet term originated on popular tech blogs like Engadget and TechCrunch. Phablets vary in size and appearance but are generally smaller than standard seven- to 10-inch tablets, with an ideal size of approximately five inches. Thus, the size of a phablet is between that of a tablet and smartphone.

In October 2011, LG Electronics Inc. filed a U.S. federal trademark registration for the term phablet.


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