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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
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: May 1, 2013 2:35 am

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".




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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