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"Phablets" Poised For Breakout Year

Make way for phablets -- smartphone-tablet hybrids with larger screens and growing appeal among consumers. Research and advisory firm IHS ISuppli expects the number of shipments for such devices to double, this year. “IHS ISuppli expects phone manufacturers to ship 60.4 million phablets,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “That would be up 136% from the 25.6 million shipped in 2012.”

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