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]: Right
by majipoor on Wed 1st May 2013 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Right"
majipoor
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"He did not refer to yesterday or tomorrow but to "next 5 years". "

Then he is wrong: there is a least a big market for tablets until a supposed "next big thing".

But considering that Blackberry did already try to enter this market, I think it is more reasonable to say that they do not know how to compete and prefer not to try.

It is a little bit like Apple in 2009 which thought the netbook market was not worth to be considered. I am not sure however that Blackberry is already almost ready to actually ship the next revolution which will destroy the tablet market. Apple was.

Edited 2013-05-01 14:21 UTC

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