Let's face it – the Samsung Galaxy Fonblet is one of the worst names the smartphone biz has ever come with. It's confusing, looks rubbish and makes you think Sammy settled for a poor consolation prize after Asus nabbed Padfone or Fonepad.
But now we're hearing Samsung has come to its senses and changed the name. Well, partially come to its senses – the name it's reportedly settled on is Galaxy Mega.
We heard about the Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 and Galaxy Fonblet 6.3 phablets separately, but it seems both are very much real and according to SamMobile will be “available” in “week 22” and “week 25” respectively.
If that's based on a standard calendar (we're not told), that's early and late June, though we're also not told how wide that initial availability will be, so your guess is as good as mine whether those launch dates apply to the UK or not.
Back to the names, though, and yes it really does seem to be true that the phablet duo will be known as the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. Maybe it's just a memory of the excellent Conan O'Brien iPad mini parody last year that gave us names like iPad Mega, iPad mini Mega and iPad Monstro, but I just can't take the whole thing too seriously.
I might stick to calling them the Galaxy GT-I9152 and Galaxy GT-I9200 for the time being.