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: Interesting...
by Pro-Competition on Wed 1st May 2013 15:29 UTC in reply to "Interesting..."
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I like the idea behind products like the Asus PadFone - the phone contains the "computer", and you can dock it with a larger display to make a tablet, and attach a keyboard to make a netbook-type thing. But you still have a tablet form factor in the mix.

Unless head-mounted displays and virtual keyboards/surfaces go mainstream in the next five years, this prediction is probably wrong.

(And FWIW, I will NOT talk, twitch, wave my hands or otherwise gesticulate in public in order to control my computer. It just won't happen.)

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