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Note is Creating “Phablet” Market, Says Samsung

Evidently Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’s “If you see a stylus, they blew it” admonition of the iPad’s tablet rivals doesn’t apply to Samsung’s Galaxy Note.

Samsung said today that it has shipped more than one million units of the Note, its stylus-bearing … phablet hybrid. This just two months after its U.K. launch.

Caveat: These are shipments into the channel we’re talking about here, not end sales to consumers. That said, Samsung says there is strong demand for the Note in France, Germany and Taiwan, and sources tell AllThingsD that the device actually sold out in Hong Kong during its first month at market. So, clearly, the device is resonating with a certain portion of the mobile market. In fact, Samsung has taken to calling the Note “a market creator.”

Question is, is that market large enough to sustain the Note? It certainly wasn’t big enough to sustain Dell’s Streak 5, a similar smartphone-tablet hybrid that was scrapped about a year after its debut.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald