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Mobile devices predictions see phablets outselling tablets this year

The same forecasts have seen those devices outselling notebooks in 2014.

Although smaller sized tablets have been growing in popularity over the last few years, it is phablets that are expected to be the hot mobile devices, this year, as at least one analyst has already predicted that they will become the top gadget in terms of sales.Mobile Devices Sales Predictions

The Kindle Fire’s 7 inch tablet exploded into the market, changing the consumer expectation for screen size.

That device was first launched near the end of 2011. They have gone on to produce many more mobile devices at that and small tablet model sizes. Others have jumped into that mobile devices market, as well, including the Nexus 7 from Google. Though some screen size is lost, there are a number of appealing advantages to a smaller sized gadget. Among the primary benefits that have been identified by users are that they are more portable, they are lighter, and they are typically less expensive than models that are 8 inches and larger.

These mobile devices have taken off due to lower price and functionality alone, but there is more to this market.

These small tablets may be the volume leader at the moment, but it is anticipated that a whole new class is about to take over. The Galaxy Note kicked this trend started, when Samsung’s gadget was nicknamed a phablet. Since then, devices with displays between 5 and 6 inches have been growing in popularity as they combine the practicality of a small tablet with the capabilities of a smartphone.

Technology analyst Bob O’Donnell, from Technalysis Research, has forecasted that this year, phablets will become popular to such a degree that they will begin outselling 7 inch tablets before the year comes to a close. The prediction is that more than 240 million phablets will be shipped this year, when compared to 158 million small screen tablets (7 to 8 inch displays), and 173 million notebooks.

O’Donnell pointed out that “We are in the midst of a dramatic recasting of the entire market for devices.” He said that this may be the next phase in entirely redefining computing, once again. It will mean that computing can occur in a new way and in new places. The outcome, he said, is that there will likely be yet another considerable shift in influence and power among the various manufacturers.

Gadgets from Samsung – including the Galaxy Gear smartwatch – launched in India

The device was launched in that South Asian marketplace with a price tag of Rs. 22,990.

Samsung has now launched its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, its first wearable tech gadget, into the consumer market in India at a price tag of Rs. 22,990, which is just over $350 U.S. dollars.

It is expected to arrive on the shelves of retail stores in India on September 25, 2013.

Unlike the occurrence of the Galaxy Note 3 and previous Galaxy Gear pre-order availability expectations, Samsung has issued a confirmation that there will not be any bundled packages, so it will be possible to obtain these gadgets at a reduced price.

The smartwatch gadgets are a part of the latest Galaxy Gear line and was launched at IFA 2013.

Its launch occurred alongside that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the same event. The smartwatch gadget has an OLED display of 1.63 inches. It also comes with S voice and it currently functions only with either the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which is a Samsung tablet that also had its official launch at the same event.

That said, Samsung has said that it will soon be making its smartwatch compatible with other Galaxy gadgets, such as the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy SIII, and the Galaxy S4. The smartwatch is also able to display messages, make calls, take photos (with a 1.9 megapixel camera) and record videos.

The initial release of this smartwatch comes with 70 apps, which include a number of basic fitness applications, such as a step-counting passometer. However, it is Samsung’s hop that as a growing number of developers begin to create with this device in mind, the range of apps will rapidly increase.

The primary challenge of this smartwatch, as is the case with the majority of wearable gadgets, is said to have been approximately 27 hours as per the normal use tests conducted by Samsung.

Previously, the first wearable tech gadget from Samsung became available for pre-order alongside the Galaxy Note 3. The Note’s third generation was sold in India for Rs. 49,900 (approximately $775). That device has a 5.7 inch full HD display with Super AMOLED. However, it is considerably lighter and slimmer than the previous generation, as it is only 8.33mm deep, and weighs only 168 grams.