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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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On the return of Google Maps on iOS 6

So here it is. 84 days since the launch of iOS 6. It feels fresh but way too much Android. I hate much of the design of this. Speaking of Android, according to David Pogue’s review, Google admits that Maps for iOS is better than Android version but lack the iPad support. No wonder why Android tablets are so crippled, they just don’t know how to make software for them it seems.

Finally, look carefully at what Google is offering with their own Maps. What did Apple want from Google that they couldn’t or refused to do that isn’t part of Google Maps now? 3D maps?

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On Windows on ARM and battery life

Here is a summary of thing that we can expect from Windows on ARM according to a Microsoft blog on the matter:

Summary is from “Microsoft gets it right with Windows 8 on ARM, and why Apple should be worried" by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes 

  • ‘Out of the box’ experience will look and feel just like Windows 8 on x86/x64 hardware.
  • The Windows desktop will still be available on WOA devices.
  • Tools such as the Windows File Explorer and Internet Explorer will be available.
  • PC makers will ship WOA devices at the same time as Windows 8 PCs ship.
  • WOA will include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • WOA will not support any type of virtualization or emulation approach, and will not enable existing x86/64 applications to be ported or run because of the adverse effect this would have on battery life.
  • Microsoft is working to deliver WOA PCs that will combine three features: Thin and light in industrial design, long battery life, and integrated quality.
  • WOA PCs will be clearly labeled and branded so as to avoid customer confusion with Windows 8 on x86/64.
  • WOA will not be available as a software-only distribution.
  • A WOA PC/device will feel more like a consumer electronics device rather than a traditional PC.

See the bullet in bold and italic? Just the fact that Windows will be running on ARM will affect the battery life. Simple as that.

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