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phablet

Line breaks: phab|let
Pronunciation: /ˈfablɪt
 
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Definition of phablet in English:

noun

trademark
A smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer: a 3.5 inch screen is inadequate in a market that is trending towards phablets
More example sentences
  • Whether the Note 2 should be called a phone or a tablet is a moot point, but as yet, it's essentially the only phablet on the market.
  • Phablets are especially well suited for emerging economies, since consumers in those markets don't want to buy both a tablet and smartphone.
  • The company came from nowhere to display a raft of phones, phablets and tablets that were really rather impressive.

Origin

early 21st century: blend of phone1 and tablet.

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