Samsung's push of 'Fonblet' to replace 'Phablet' looks DOA

by TabTimes Staff

November 6 2013

Samsung wants people to call its line of 'phablet' devices "fonblets" instead.
Samsung wants people to call its line of 'phablet' devices "fonblets" instead.

Samsung has never embraced "phablet" the term media quickly gave to its Galaxy Note line of oversized smartphones that can also function as a kind of a mini tablet.

Now Samsung has come up with its own term for the devices. It's pushing the term “fonblet” which, like phablet, also implies smartphone/tablet but is already being met with derision.  

TechCrunch for one, had this to say: 

"Leaving aside that fonblet hits the ears with all the sonorous pleasure of a cat falling down the side of a skyscraper clad in chalkboard, it also combines the word “tablet” with the word “fone,” which as most will be aware, doesn’t actually exist."

Samsung wants to further distinguish the fonblet name by saying it's for larger smartphones that also include handwriting recognition. 

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