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[3]: Interesting...
by BlueofRainbow on Wed 1st May 2013 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting..."
BlueofRainbow
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My pricing ranges given were for illustration purposes only.

Yep, the 7" tablet ($150-$300 for a decent one)is the odd one - especially in a widescreen format. It is too big to be a phone and too small to easily provide the surface area for side-by-side multitasking. To really succeed, the 7" tablet will need a killer app which works best only for that screen size.

A device name as Nexus 4, 7, and 10 is easier to remember (for word of mouth marketing) than Nexus 102, 178, and 254.

I remember specifically one device which was marketed based on its size - the Acorn A4 portable computer - and the name had meaning only in countries in which the size of the most common paper sheet is designated as A4.

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RE[4]: Interesting...
by mahiyu on Wed 1st May 2013 19:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting..."
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2010-08-06


Yep, the 7" tablet ($150-$300 for a decent one)is the odd one - especially in a widescreen format. It is too big to be a phone and too small to easily provide the surface area for side-by-side multitasking. To really succeed, the 7" tablet will need a killer app which works best only for that screen size.



I used to have a 10" tablet (Advent Vega), and replaced it with a Nexus 7. It's big enough to be useful (a 5" screen would be too small for me) but less cumbersome to hold than the 10". 7-8" is the perfect tablet size for me.

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