Smartphones are getting bigger, but is that what users really want?
That's the subject of this ITWorld piece
I came across yesterday. It was written with Android users in mind, but I think it's a valid question for any brand of smartphone—even BlackBerries are getting wider, if not necessarily taller.
As I remember it, the very word "phablet" (a form factor in-between a phone and tablet) was once a term of derision, aimed expressly at those who used the Note series of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Fast forward three years after the Note's 2011 début, and super-sized sidearms are everywhere.
I'm clearly in the minority when it comes to phablets, but thanks to ITWorld and an experience I had over the weekend, I think I now understand why.