Are Tablets a Passing Fad? BlackBerry’s CEO Thinks So

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Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry, doesn’t think that the tablet will be popular in five years. Why? “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.” The CEO, interviewed by Bloomberg today, offered his opinion on various topics, though the most controversial was easily his stance on tablets. BlackBerry, formerly RIM, has actually launched a tablet: the PlayBook. That device failed in the market, partially due to an incomplete OS.

Heins did admit that there will likely be a “big screen in your workspace,” but also said that he didn’t believe the tablet would be that. These comments make it seem unlikely that BlackBerry is looking to field a successor to the PlayBook running their new BB10 operating system.

Will the tablet be dead in five years, replaced by something else?


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