I have also been saying for several years that a hybrid between the phone and the tablet would "revolutionize" the way we do business and whoever sealed the patents for this hybrid would, well, they would be adding considerably to their pocket book. My prediction was, and still is, that this technology will be fully functional and earth-changing by the end of 2013 or early 2014.
That technology is now on the market -- something that has been termed the "phablet" . . . there will still be tweaks yet to come, of course, but this little gentleman is "the future".
I said the first to market would not be Apple, nor Microsoft, nor Google but somebody else . . . the phablet was released by Samsung. This thing is gonna be a big big BIG deal.