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Samsung Says It Has Sold 10 Million Galaxy Note 3 Phablets

Samsung said on Tuesday that it has now sold more than 10 million of its Galaxy Note 3 devices, a milestone also reached by the prior two Note models and the Galaxy S, SII, SIII and S4.

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Nokia’s Lumia 1520 Phablet Hitting AT&T for $199 With Contract, Pre-Orders Starting Friday

AT&T said that it will start taking orders for the six-inch Lumia 1520 phablet on Friday, charging $199 for those who sign a new two-year contract. The large-screen Windows Phone, which will hit shelves Nov. 22 was announced last month by Nokia.

Nokia Schedules Its October 22 Launch Event for Abu Dhabi

The company hasn’t said what products to expect, but many are predicting a large-screen Windows Phone and a Windows RT tablet.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear Smartwatch Available Through Sprint October 4

Samsung’s next-gen phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, will be available through Sprint starting Oct. 4. Sprint says that Note 3 buyers will be eligible for the carrier’s unlimited data plan, but keep in mind that the 5.9-inch Android 4.3 phone costs $350 with a two-year contract. Also launching through Sprint that day: Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. The $300 watch has a 1.6-inch display, a 1.9-megapixel camera, and pairs with the Note 3 to make calls, show notifications, and control other aspects of the phone.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Twitter’s IPO, Hugo Barra Speaks and Apple’s 64-Bit Question

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Let’s Call the Samsung Galaxy Mega “Phablet” What It Should Be: A Tablet

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is 6.6 inches tall. Try carrying that around for a week.
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Do We Need an Even Bigger Galaxy Note Display? Samsung Says Yes.

With Samsung introducing smartphones and tablets of varying shapes and sizes, it’s getting harder to categorize the Note as the one-off and sort of endearing “phablet.”
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Google’s New Nexus 7: The Budget Tablet to Beat

Small but mighty, the revamped device has an impressively sharp screen. But battery life disappoints.
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Microsoft Restructuring and the Oracle-Salesforce Bromance — AllThingsD’s Week-In-Review

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Phablet Ditches the Stylus, Works With Pen or Pencil

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra may look like just another phablet, but it has a couple of notable features.
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iPhone Meets Mr. Big Note (Comic)