“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.”
— BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, in an interview with Bloomberg.

Heins continued: “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

So what makes a good business model? Without explicitly referring to modular computing — your phone as your primary computer, docking into individual hardware shells as needed — Heins remarked, “In five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing — that’s what we’re aiming for. I want to gain as much market share as I can, but not by being a copycat.”

Not worrying too much about being competitive in the tablet space? That would definitely qualify as not being a copycat. We still have the next five years before tablets are unnecessary, if you subscribe to Heins’ logic, though. It’ll be interesting to see if the company’s BlackBerry PlayBook line has already been put out to pasture for good or if we’ll at least see incremental updates here and there.

BlackBerry CEO Questions Future of Tablets [Bloomberg]

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Dee Phair
Dee Phair

Apple CEO thinks BlackBerry will be pointless in five months.

Luscus
Luscus

jajajajaja in English Hahahahahaah And that my friends is why BB is about to go belly up. Did he not see what happened to the Motorola laptop/phone dock? They can't give them away even to those that have a Moto phone

ggSolutions123
ggSolutions123

If you mean the Atrix or whatever it was called, I only saw a 30 second demo of it in person. Maybe it was so fast because it wasn't good. It wasn't easy to tell with such a fast demo. Oh well. I still wonder why the concept never caught on. I'm more of a phablet person anyway.