Phablets are not a phad
There is real demand for phablets, but it may be peaking
Deloitte predicts that in 2014 shipments of phablets will represent a quarter of smartphones sold, or 300 million units. This is double the 2013 volume, and ten times 2012 sales. However, 2014 might be the peak year for phablets, as most users will not want such a large device.