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 M.Onty
by M.Onty on Wed 1st May 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by M.Onty"
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Who wants a large portion of their local wireless network traffic to be saturated..?

Good point.

I was talking to someone in my area who runs a networking company yesterday who sets businesses up with connexions by wireless.

He was reminiscing about a time years ago when he attended a networking conference & got chatting with some top brass from a major ISP.

He asked the brass why they're supplying WiFi routers to every one of their customers? They could easily set up a mesh thing, but giving everyone their own router would quickly saturate local network traffic. Man replied that was already happening & grinned.

Wind forward to now & this small company has had to buy extra bandwidth because the ISPs had been deliberately saturating with home WiFi routers to protect their landline business model.

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