Nokia Guns Phablets Likely Using Entropic MoCa Chips
The Lumia 2520 tablet, along with the Lumia 1520 and 1320 phablets, are reportedly among the last products Nokia developed to compete with Apple and Samsung before deciding to sell its handset business to Microsoft, according to Reuters
While it may take more time for US consumers to warm up to the idea of smartphones with a gigantic screen, it has already become all the rage in Asia.
IDC at that time said that device vendors shipped 25.2 million phablets in the second quarter of 2013, compared with 12.6 million tablets, and 12.7 million portable PCs. "Phablets made a significant jump, up by 100% quarter on quarter, and up 620% for the same quarter in 2012," the market research company said.
In two of Entropic's most aggressive sales markets,
It has become clear that the phablets in China and India, and those available in such regions are no longer limited to products from big-name suppliers such as Samsung. Instead, the low-cost local players in China have aggressively moved into the segment to offer big screens for less money.