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: Comment by MOS6510
by sparkyERTW on Wed 1st May 2013 13:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
sparkyERTW
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2010-06-09

They're going to have to come a long way to replace laptops, and even further for desktops. I bought an ASUS Transformer, thinking that it might serve well enough to replace my laptop. Fast forward to now and I use my laptop 95% of the time; the tablet just simply is not powerful enough - especially in terms of the UI - to keep up with many of the jobs/tasks I throw at it, leaving me frequently saying to myself "this is just too long/cumbersome/gimped... where'd I put my laptop..."

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st May 2013 13:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

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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