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: Laundry
by adkilla on Wed 1st May 2013 19:40 UTC in reply to "Laundry"
adkilla
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2005-07-07

Wouldn't your knickers have got in the way?

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RE[2]: Laundry
by fretinator on Wed 1st May 2013 20:14 in reply to "RE: Laundry"
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2005-07-06

No, the smoke was coming hot and heavy. Tablets are not going away. Instead, I see more detachable keyboards as a standard feature. A phone and a display is terrible for typing. Hopfully there will be more phones that can dock in a display/keyboard accessory. That "could" lessen tablets somewhat, but if they do it right, the end result is still a tablet/laptop (wait, it's a phabletop!! COPYRIGHT 2013). It is semantics at that point.

Tablets will die out when navigation and input becomes even simpler on the phone. Speech recognition isn't enough, because I would get fired at work!

Edited 2013-05-01 20:19 UTC

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