At first glance, this title might not sound incredibly important to you. But when you consider that more and more large phone/small tablet devices are coming to market, and that people are loving every single one, then you realize that supply and demand is going to take over and companies will once again start producing the kinds of devices that Pocketables holds so dearly to its heart.
A new study from Strategic Analytics details this newfound love that consumers have for devices similar the Samsung Galaxy Note or the LG Optimus Vu. It asked smartphone owners from both the US and the UK what their perfect device would be, and 90% of them answered that they prefer devices with 4- to 4.5-inch screens . . . as long as those devices weren't overly thick.
Paul Brown, a director for the firm, had this to say about the study:
“Almost 90 percent of existing smartphone owners surveyed chose a prototype smartphone with a display larger than their current device. This trend is driven by increased mobile web browsing capability, as well as engaging video and gaming experiences.”
If these numbers translate closely with the rest of the world, then I think we're going to see a pretty good amount of massive phones come out next year. My only concern with this is how companies are going to offset the cost of a larger display on some devices. But I'm willing to be optimistic until more of these phoneblets arrive to the market.
Actually, maybe phoneblet isn't the right word anymore. I believe this could possibly be a resurgance of MIDs. What do you think?[BGR]