CES 2013: 5 Trends To Watch


Phablets And Super-Sized Smartphones

These days, it seems like tablets are getting smaller (iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7, etc.) and smartphones are getting super-sized, like the new 5-inch Sony Xperia Z (left). In fact, there's so much crossover between these two mobile devices that we're starting to see smartphone-tablet hybrids or "phablets" like the 6.1-inch Ascend D2 and the as-yet-unnamed 5.9-inch ZTE Windows 8 phablet .