phablet

Hisense X1 hands-on with a tablet-sized smartphone

Smartphones seem to be growing in size, but there is a point where a device should be considered a phablet, or in the case with the recently unveiled Hisense X1 -- a tablet. Coming out of CES 2014, Hisense has unveiled the 6.8-inch X1 smartphone. Naturally, we were a bit curious about this oversized smartphone so we made sure to spend a bit of hands-on time checking it out.

Phablets predicted to oust small tablets in 2014

By next year, we might see more manufacturers and markets converge on tablets 8 inches and above in size and abandoning smaller ones. This will be due to a shift in consumers preference towards phones that are 5 inches or larger, nowadays called phablets.

LG Gx unveiled, mixes in the old with the new

While we might be waiting for LG's next big smartphone reveal, the company has contented itself with making an announcement that almost feels like a dance step. Taking one step backwards and two steps forwards, the LG Gx marries the G2's software features with hardware that sounds reminiscent of early 2013.

Verizon HTC One max hands-on

Following a long series of rumors and leaks, HTC announced the One max back in mid-October. Verizon Wireless followed HTC with an announcement of their own and initially said the handset would be arriving in time for the holiday shopping season. True to their word, the HTC One max arrived with Verizon in late-November. Anyway, we have recently been carrying a Verizon branded model and as such, wanted to offer a bit on this carrier variant and how it compares to the model we reviewed back in October.

HTC One Max appears again in a series of photos

If all goes well, we might see HTC finally pull off the veil from the HTC One Max this week, which should finally put to rest all rumors of what the phablet will or will not have. But in the meantime, there's still plenty of room for some leaks like these bunch of photos showing off HTC's giant of a smartphone.
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