Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 09:29 UTC, submitted by matthew-sheffield
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless CEO of Blackberry Thorsten Heins said yesterday that he doesn't believe the tablet computer market is long for this world. "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore," he tells Bloomberg News, "Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model." If the dream of one device wirelessly interacting with all sorts of displays and peripherals comes to fruition, he may actually have a point.
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by MOS6510 on Wed 1st May 2013 11:10 UTC
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I think the prices and profit margins of tablets will go down, making the tablet market not that interesting as it was at the start.

But this happened to the PC market too. Despite this it kept going for years and years, until the tablet started making it even more difficult to make any money out of it.

The tablet will probably replace the laptop for a great deal at people's home and to a lesser degree desktops. Less so in business, but they will be used more and more as an additional tool.

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