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 a decade, 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. 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.