Believe it or not, there are still big-name smartphone makers that haven’t yet jumped on the phablet bandwagon — but that may change beginning later this year. A new report from Digitimes cites the website’s customary unnamed industry sources in suggesting that Nokia, BlackBerry and maybe even Apple will begin launching new smartphones with displays measuring 5 inches or more beginning in the fourth quarter this year. BlackBerry is working on the A10, which BGR exclusively revealed in a recent report, and Nokia is said to be prepping a phablet that will launch at the end of the year, according to Digitimes. The site also says Apple may be toying with an iPhone featuring a larger display, but such a device wouldn’t launch until the second half of 2014 at the earliest.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.