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December 17, 2012

Is that a giant phone or a baby tablet?

  • You don't see many people making phone calls on an iPad, though they could with calling apps. A phone is a phone and shouldn't try to grow into a tablet.
  • By ANICK JESDANUN
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK — Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge.

    These Android devices, informally known as phablets, are better described as giant phones than baby tablets, as they can be used for phone calls. And for now, they aren't much bigger than regular phones.


     
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