Acer has unveiled a double 7-inch whammy today. The Acer Iconia One 7 might yet be another entry level tablet for the budget market, but the Iconia Tab 7 adds a bit of telephony into the pot, making it a large, and awkward, phablet.
BLU Products might not be there at the very top of the smartphone makers list, but it has made a name for itself by outing affordable alternatives for your mobile needs. And here it is again with yet another entry, the BLU Studio 6.0 HD, this time for the giant phablet category.
HTC has just unveiled the HTC Desire 816, what could probably be the Desire 8 that has been leaked, officially and unofficially, the past days. Don't let the Desire branding fool you as this phablet boasts of a few features that could change your perception of what a mid-range smartphone is.
Boost Mobile announced the availability of the Boost MAX towards the end of January. The MAX was originally shown by ZTE during CES and was dubbed the Iconic Phablet. While Boost Mobile may have renamed the handset, they haven't looked away from the larger size. The MAX is clearly in the phablet category with a 5.7-inch display, and Boost Mobile was touting it as being able to offer the "best of a smartphone and tablet together." With that in mind, read on to see how well it stood up during our testing period.
It seems to be a period of putting new wine in old wine skins for Samsung, especially for its low- to mid- range line. The latest to get an overhaul is one of the manufacturer's largest smartphones, the Galaxy Mega 5.8.
Boost Mobile has announced the immediate availability of the MAX phablet from ZTE. The handset is simply dubbed the Boost MAX and will bring a 5.7-inch HD IPS display. Boost Mobile is playing up the size of the display here, tempting folks with a bit about how the large screen size of the MAX "brings the best of a smartphone and tablet together."
While there is still no official announcement for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, what we have here might be the closest thing to a confirmation. A Belgian retailer has reportedly put the hybrid S Pen phablet up for pre-order, though that page is currently unavailable for customers to see.
This isn't the first we have seen on the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, however short of an official nod from Samsung, this is a slightly different mention from the last. This time around we are seeing the handset as it makes an appearance with the FCC. The filing doesn't offer much in the way of specifics, but it does pave the way for a potential US release. Not to mention, we have already seen those specs in earlier leaks.
Rumor has it that HP will soon be outing not one but two low-cost Android smartphones, possibly next week. While we have almost no idea what these devices will be like, this latest tip gives one possible scenario of one of the duo, for now called the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab.