That's in terms of sales, not screen size. The firm says shipments of the phone-tablet hybrids will reach 318 million in 2015, more than tablet and portable PC shipments.
Phablets aren't just a passing craze, new data show.
Shipments of the phone-tablet
hybrids will surpass portable PC shipments this year and tablet shipments next year, International Data Corp. said Wednesday.
The tech research firm defines phablets as smartphones with screen sizes between 5.5 and about 6.99 inches. Devices with displays 7 inches and above are considered tablets.