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It’s Not A Phone, It’s Not A Tablet..Introducing The Samsung “Mablet”

Eric McBride
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I know what you’re thinking: What the hell is a “mablet”? Well, the Note is considered a hybrid phone+tablet due to its size, thus the name “phablet (phone+tablet). But what happens when you have a 5.8 inch device without the phone feature? Phablet obviously doesn’t work. “Big ass media player” isn’t much of a marketing slogan either (I rather like it).So what is this mysterious device that Samsung might just release at IFA in a few weeks? Well, MP3/Media Player+tablet = my new creation: Mablet. Oh yeah.

FYI:  I have patented the word "mablet", so don’t even think about stealing it. Matter of fact, anytime anyone says the word “mablet” from now on, 15 cents will go straight to my bank account (LOL).

All jokes aside, what is this device, and should Samsung even bother to release it? Let’s have a look at the specs:

  • 5.8 inch TFT display (540x960)
  • 223 grams
  • Dual core 1ghz CUP
  • 3MP back cam with VGA cam on the front
  • Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • Gryro Sensor
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Micro USB
  • FM Radio
  • MIcro SD slot(supports cards up to 32GB)
  • Available in white or black

I mean, it doesn’t work as a phone, yet it’s too small to be considered a tablet. While the Note makes sense from its size (mainly due to phone functionality), I’m a bit worried that the size of this device and the fact that you can’t call from it. This might encourage consumers to either A: Buy a 7 inch tablet (not so good for Sammy, unless it’s one of their 7 inch tablets), or B: Buy a Note (not so bad for Sammy).

I don’t know about this one Samsung. I mean sure, I was skeptical about the Note in the beginning, and it ended up being a hit with consumers. This device is pretty cool in terms of design, but if you take away the calling functionality from the Note, you basically end up with a “kind a sorta” tablet. Are there really that many consumers looking for something like that?

Sammobile (a very reliable source) seem to think that this device could see the light of day at IFA at the end of this month, and AndroidPIT will be there live to watch it go down.

What do you guys think of the mablet aka “kinda sorta” tablet aka “big ass media player”?

Let us know what your opinions in the comments below!

Picture credits: SamMobile Via Phandroid

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  • chinu Aug 20, 2012 Link

    not so impressive :-(

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  • Ti Mo Aug 20, 2012 Link

    4.0 Ice Cream Sandwitch 4.0.4?

    Who tf wrote this? Bigfoot?

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  • Eric McBride Aug 20, 2012 Link

    HAHAHAH! I just noticed that in the picture! Man oh man they need to get someone to spell check their stuff! Was the exact same story with the Note 10.1. SOOOOO many spelling and grammar mistakes on the FRONT of the box!

    Not that cool for a company their size.

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  • Ti Mo Aug 20, 2012 Link

    This is not an official picture from Samsung, is it?

    It was probably some 8 year old chinese.......

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  • Eric McBride Aug 20, 2012 Link

    Bro..did you see the Note 10.1? Scroll to the bottom of this article:

    http://www.androidpit.com/samsung-galaxy-note-10

    After seeing that, it wouldn't surprise me if this came from Samsung.

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  • Ti Mo Aug 20, 2012 Link

    Yeah, it was probably the intern. I mean I can't blame them, with all the different Android Versions it's easy to confuse them.
    4.0, 4.0.4, who cares? :D

    And seriously, 3MP?
    My first motorla phone back in 2007 had more pixels...

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  • Eric McBride Aug 20, 2012 Link

    LMAO!

    So true :-D

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