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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st May 2013 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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It depends what kind of user you are I guess.

I could do my job using a tablet, but if wouldn't be very convenient. But outside of work a tablet can fulfill my needs pretty well. Since I got one I rarely touch my laptop at home.

A lot of people/users are simple information consumers. They want to sit in the living room or garden, read news on the Internet, sent a few emails, watch YouTube and perhaps play a time killing game. Any tablet can do that.

If you type a lot and/or work in a number of application at the same time then a laptop or desktop computer quickly outclasses a tablet.

Using my phone and tablet I can stay away from the computer for a very long time.

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