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BlackBerry CEO says that tablets will be dead in five years time

BlackBerry CEO thinks tablets will be obsolete in five years time, also thinks BB will be the industry champion by then

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 30, 2013 at 09:35 pm CDT (0 mins, 52 secs reading time)

Yesterday we reported that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins expected to sell tens of millions of BlackBerry Q10 units, but now there's some more juice to this story. The BlackBerry CEO has said that in five years "I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore".

BlackBerry CEO says that tablets will be dead in five years time | TweakTown.com

Another point from Heins' talk with Bloomberg, is that he said: "In five years, I see BlackBerry [being] 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".

I kind of agree with Heins, but not to the extent that they'll be dead. I think we'll see a move toward wearable computing, with something like Google Glass exploding in the consumer space. I barely use a tablet now, and rely solely on my smartphone, but as soon as Glass drops, I'll shift to that immediately.

I also think BlackBerry will crash and burn before then, and will be scooped up by Microsoft, if not, Google.

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Anthony Garreffa

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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