It's been likened to a piece of toast, a device for elephants and a throwback to the 1980s-style brick phone, Reuters reports. And yet, despite all the sniggering, Samsung Electronics has sold 5 million of the phone/tablet Galaxy Note, helping drive its booming handset profits in the quarter just ended. More than a freak hit, consumer and design experts believe the surprise success of the "phablet" marks a deeper shift in the fast-paced world of mobile devices. The most obvious thing about the Note is its size. Its 5.3 inch screen is almost as wide as the iPhone's screen is...

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