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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 and mobile devices from Samsung halted at the border

An import ban has now been imposed on wireless products from the manufacturer by the U.S.

Samsung Electronics, from South Korea, has just lost a massive legal battle against one of its main rivals, Apple, over a case regarding a patent violation, following the order of a ban made by the International Trade Commission (ITC) against the import of its mobile gadgets into the United States.

This is only the most recent in a huge basket of patent infringement cases among the leaders in mobile.

The largest mobile gadget makers in the world have all been tied up in dozens of patent infringement suits against one another. In this particular case, Samsung was deemed to have been infringing on two patents that belonged to Apple. These patents had to do with the headphones and the technology for the touch screens.

When the final verdict was made in Apple’s favor, it meant mobile gadgets violating the patents had to stop coming into the country.

U.S. Border and Samsung gadgetsThis means that Samsung mobile gadgets that use the touch screen technology and the headphones that are involved in the patent violate can no longer be imported, distributed, or sold in the United States. This doesn’t meant that all of the devices made by the company cannot be sold, but it does involve all of those found to be in violation of the patent.

At the moment, it is not yet known exactly how many gadgets from Samsung will be affected by this ban. The orders, themselves, have been sent to the desk of President Obama in order to receive his review. If he does not choose to veto the bans, then they will be put into effect and Samsung will be out of luck.

There are a number of different patent cases that remain pending between Samsung and Apple in several countries, as both of these companies work to broaden their market share in the sector of electronics and mobile devices and gadgets. These brutal battles have been going on for years and are expected to continue, if not worsen, along with the growth in popularity and complexity of the technologies.