BlackBerry CEO: No “reason to have a tablet” in 5 years

heinsIt may be safe to say that sanity has left the building up at BlackBerry headquarters. Just read the following quite from its CEO:

In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.

According to Thorsten Heins, the person who said the above quote, tablets aren’t a “good business model” and “in 5 years [he doesn’t] think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.” What?! Apparently he hasn’t been listening to the huge numbers Apple has been pulling in with the iPad and iPad mini. The tablet market is exploding, and just because BlackBerry couldn’t get a foot in the door with the PlayBook (granted, he wasn’t CEO at that time) then tablets are going to perish? I highly doubt that. Like I said, sanity may be running short up in BB’s HQ, and Heins wasn’t able to receive his that day.

What do you think? Is something wrong up at BlackBerry? Should it be more concerned with itself? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: AllThingsD


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  • pcts24

    they also based their marketing on their phones and tablets by having flash, months later adobe pulled the plug on flash on mobile devices, jokes on blackberry.