Samsung debuted the Galaxy Note 5.3 last year during IFA before the device saw its arrival on AT&T. Many had initially scorned it as it seemed to blur the lines between a phone and a tablet, giving the impression that this was merely a fad, but Samsung managed to prove everyone wrong by selling 5 million units in less than half a year. Those are numbers that even detractors of the device will have to admit are pretty impressive.
Perhaps looking to ride that wave of success, Reuters has reported that ZTE is looking to launch two “phablets” (phone + tablet) of their own and will be launching them by the end of 2012. Unfortunately details of ZTE’s “phablet” devices are unknown at this point in time but given the manufacturer’s history of putting out low-mid ranged Android devices that are easy on the wallet, it will be interesting to see what they can come up with. More importantly, what do you guys think? Can Samsung’s success with the Galaxy Note be replicated by ZTE, and would you be interested in more “phablet” alternatives?