Key companies in the phablet space

Mon Jan 7, 2013 12:39pm IST

The Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab is displayed for customers at a store in Seoul April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files

The Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab is displayed for customers at a store in Seoul April 6, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji/Files

Related Topics

Stocks

   

REUTERS - Phablets, a cross between a smartphone and a tablet, are gaining popularity globally as consumers opt for bigger screens to perform multimedia functions.

Here are some companies that will likely benefit or feel the impact of the fast-growing phablet market, which analysts expect to quadruple in value to $135 billion in about three years:

WINNERS

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

LG Electronics Inc

Lenovo Group Ltd

Asustek Computer Inc

Google Inc (GOOG.O) (Android software runs on most of these devices)

Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN.O) (develops Swype software for keypads, enabling easier text entry on larger screens)

Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) (CPU)

Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) (CPU)

POTENTIAL WINNERS

HTC Corp

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

Panasonic Corp

Sony Corp

ZTE Corp

RIDING THE WAVE

Chinese manufacturers, and their regional partners, are building a niche for themselves. The main players are:

Byond Tech Electronics Pvt Ltd (India) www.byondtech.com/

Cherry Mobile (Philippines) www.cherrymobile.com.ph/

Karbonn Mobiles (India) www.karbonnmobiles.com/

Micromax (India) www.micromaxinfo.com/

MyPhone (Philippines) www.myphone.com.ph/

NXG Labs Pvt Ltd (India) www.nxglabs.in/

Oppo (China) www.oppo.com/

Zopo Mobile (China) en.zopomobile.com/

ON THE SIDELINES

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) (its Windows Phone software is only a handful of large-screen devices)

Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE) (its largest smartphone, the Lumia 920, has a 4.5-inch screen which puts it outside most definitions of a phablet)

Research In Motion Ltd RIM.TO

Dell Inc DELL.O

(Reporting by Lee Chyen Yee in HONG KONG and Jeremy Wagstaff in SINGAPORE; Edited by Ryan Woo)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

TECH SHOWCASE

Testing Times

Testing Times

Analysis - Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors.  Full Article 

IPO Probe Over

IPO Probe Over

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date  Full Article 

Right to be Forgotten

Right to be Forgotten

Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'  Full Article 

Privacy Concerns

Privacy Concerns

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds  Full Article 

Media Powerhouse

Media Powerhouse

BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage