The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution

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The 10 phones that fueled the big-screen revolution

It's safe to say that Steve Jobs was off the mark when he declared that no one would buy big smartphones -- they've become popular enough that Apple itself is now making large iPhones. But how did these supersized devices escape their niche status to become the must-haves they are today? The transformation didn't happen overnight. It took a succession of ever-bigger phones to spark the public imagination and prove that huge screens were here to stay. We've rounded up 10 of the most important examples -- head on over to our gallery to see how enormous became the new normal.

Gallery: The smartphones that fueled the big-screen revolution | 9 Photos

  • Dell Streak
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • HTC Titan
  • LG Optimus Vu
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • LG Optimus G
  • Pantech Vega R3
  • HTC Droid DNA
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
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