Innovative ideas, newfangled technology and proposals more and more social to the electronics fair CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Smartphones and tablets are undoubtedly the masters of the exhibition that boasts every year millions and millions of fans from all over the world. Cult object of the exposure 2013 is undoubtedly the “phablet“, a term not yet included in our common language that holds together the “phone” and the “tablet” as the already popular Samsung Galaxy Note.
To this first model will approach in the next weeks many others at 5 inches: Butterfly by HTC, ZTC Grand S, Z and ZL by Sony. Huawei Ascend will instead Mate with 6.1-inch screen, slightly smaller than the Kindle Fire by Amazon. Huawei will present instead Ascend Mate with 6.1-inch screen, slightly smaller than the Kindle Fire by Amazon.
Phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone very probably will impose itself as object of desire 2013, with the producers ready to fight to make prevail their models on those of rivals.
In reality the first model, the Streak by Intel, was designed in 2010, but the success of phablet on the market has been sanctioned by Samsung with its Galaxy Note in 2012. To promote the success of phablet will come into play a number of factors, starting with the growing interest for the video contents consumed on the move: the phablet allows an optimal view and the possibility to use mobile networks in addition to wi-fi.
It’s expected that during the next three years, the market share will quadruple and its value will be of $135 billion, for a total of about 230 million of devices with a screen greater than 5 inches.
To drive the adoption of phablet will once again be the area of the Asia-Pacific, Japan and Korea with an estimated headline around 50% of worldwide sales in the year 2017.
During the CES hasn’t gone unnoticed the Horizon Centre Table, the tablet for 4 with a 27-inch screen, the size of a coffee table. The maxi tablet of the Chinese company Lenovo is able to distinguish the different “touch” and will be available from summer 2013 at a price of about $ 1,699.
Users will try in every way to combine new technologies with the essential functionalities of today’s smartphones. We need of them almost for everything: learn, play games, chat, but also to control their own health, keep an eye on their children and monitor their partner. We are willing to give up all this?