There are reports that both HTC and ZTE might build a smartphone-tablet device which will come with a stylus. Although a lot of consumers said that they do not want a stylus or a huge gadget, this device will most likely be the competitor of the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet. ZTE is a hardware manufacturer in China and based on a report from Reuters, Lv Qianhao, head of ZTE's handset strategy, said that their company wanted to produce devices similar to the Galaxy Note, a smartphone and a tablet in one. Moreover, ZTE plans to expand to the United States market.
After two tough quarters, HTC is attempting to recover through its HTC One gadgets and huge phones in the future. According to Boy Genius Report, Verizon might launch a device, which will compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note in the summer or fall of this year. Verizon's own version of a smartphone-tablet will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor, a 5-inch screen display with 1080p HD resolution, upgraded HTC Sense, and a Scribe stylus.
Steve Jobs is one of the non-supporters of a big phone with a stylus. However, Samsung has proven that the Galaxy Note has a market as it was able to reach 5 million sales units as of March this year. There are pictures showing a Galaxy Note with T-mobile on its design, and if this is true, Galaxy Note's sales will certainly go up even more.
Having a device with a huge display will not suit users who prefer using only one hand, but it's perfect for those who use two hands. Also, when the device is fit to be used by two hands, users can see much clearer data. Except for Apple, the rest of the smartphone manufacturers have been releasing smartphone with bigger displays. Increasing the size of the display will give space for larger batteries for more power and other components that will satisfy the consumers' wants and needs. In addition, there is an increasing number of consumers who prefer watching videos on bigger displays.