Definition of phablet
A term created by analysts keen on creating a single grouping for the growing range of hybrid touch-screen devices that are sized between the standard 5-inch screen smartphone, such as the iPhone, and 7-inch sized wi-fi only tablets, such as the iPad.
Phablet in the news
At the beginning of 2013 Barclays estimated that the market for such "phablets" would grow by two thirds each year to more than 402m devices each year. However, there was doubt over whether all users would be content to use both hands to operate a phone or hold the larger devices to their ear.