Samsung's New Galaxy Player: Giant, But Not Super Awkward

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If the whole phablet movement has got you down, the new Galaxy Player 5.8 might be able to escape your ire. With its nearly six-inch display, it's a bit larger than the Galaxy Note, but a mere .3 inches bigger than the rumored size of the Note II. And—to everyone's relief—it's not a phone.

The almost-but-not-quite-six-inch tablet could be able to fill an interesting niche for those who want to have something tablet-esque that they can still conceivably fit in a pocket. Basically people who might be interested in a phablet if it wasn't for the fact that you're probably going to have to hold phablet up to your ear at one point or another.

The new iPod touch-competitor has a 960 x 540 display, along with a front-facing camera, GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 2500 mAh battery and a microSD card. As far as operating systems go, it'll be running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. No word on when it'll drop or how much it will cost when it does, but that's bound to be cleared up at Samsung's Galaxy Note II event this Wednesday in Berlin. So phablet haters, how do you feel about this size when you aren't holding it up to your head? [Samsung Tomorrow via The Tech Block]

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Whoa, a piece on giz that isn't just "ZOMGWTF 5"?!!! who would be able to hold such a monsterous item!!! You may as well carry a 40" Plasma TV around everywhere"

Good stuff Eric, glad some of the people on this site dont just blind rage all the time.