GIANTS OF THE PHONE WORLD

LARGE PHONE OR SMALL TABLET, THE EVER-GROW­ING AC­CEP­TANCE OF LARGE SCREENS WILL EN­SURE THIS YEAR THE PH­ABLET WILL BE­COME MAIN­STREAM

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY - BY NIDHI SINGAL

Big smart­phones with screens larger than five inches are no longer a rar­ity. In fact, they are fast be­com­ing best­sellers in In­dia and across the globe. When Dell stared the trend in 2010 with its 5inch An­droid smart­phone Streak, it came in for crit­i­cism for a big and bulky de­sign. In 2011, Sam­sung tried to cre­ate a new cat­e­gory with its Galaxy Note. Slightly sleeker and lighter than the Streak, the Note had a 5.3-inch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play and an S Pen func­tion­al­ity that caught ev­ery­one’s at­ten­tion. Even as the in­dus­try tried to fig­ure out

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