In Pictures: Hot or not, 10 tech trends for 2013

Breakouts and busts: Here's the lowdown on this year's sizzlers and fizzlers in tech

NOT: Phablets

Wedged into the niche between 4-inch smartphones and 7-inch tablets, these Goldilocks devices are supposed to be just right for consumers who want screens big enough to read without squinting but small enough to fit in their pockets. While some pundits predict phablets will be the next big thing (probably the same ones who thought Ultrabooks were the ne plus ultra), we're betting they won't set the mobile world on phire anytime soon. And can someone please come up with a better name for these things? That would be phabulous.

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