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BlackBerry’s Thorsten Heins thinks tablets will be dead in five years
As BlackBerry launches its keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone, CEO Thorsten Heins is once again downplaying the importance of tablets in the mobile market. “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins told Bloomberg in an interview. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.” 

Just plain stupid guy. Period.

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BlackBerry’s Thorsten Heins thinks tablets will be dead in five years

As BlackBerry launches its keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone, CEO Thorsten Heins is once again downplaying the importance of tablets in the mobile market. “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins told Bloomberg in an interview. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.” 

Just plain stupid guy. Period.

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JFMartin

Reblogged from The Verge

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.

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins during an interview at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles yesterday.

Oh boy. Heins may want to check with Apple on their tablet business, because it sure seems like a good model. 

There are some quotes that I’m pretty sure will come back to bite someone in the ass. This one I’m sure about.

I’ll make my own prediction: In five years, tablets will be an exponentially bigger business than BlackBerry, because BlackBerry will no longer exist.

(via parislemon) But what is this guy drinking? He is the CEO of Blackberry, right? I think this quote is at the same level of stupidity of Micheal Dell’s about returning money to investors by shutting down Apple.

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JFMartin

There seems to be a lot of scepticism about BlackBery chances with the 10. I think they may have something on hand here… I like a few things so far: switching between opened apps is nice well presented, the BlackBerry Hub is very interestig for people connected to many social networks. 

There seems to be a lot of scepticism about BlackBery chances with the 10. I think they may have something on hand here… I like a few things so far: switching between opened apps is nice well presented, the BlackBerry Hub is very interestig for people connected to many social networks. 

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JFMartin