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Everything is a Remix Case Study: The iPhone. We’ll done recap of the iPhone evolution from the iOS perspective.
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.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins during an interview at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles yesterday.
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.
The more I read Steve Wozniak comments in the press, the more I want him to shut the f*** up!
Here is a prime example where that shows how this guys is clueless.
BlackBerry will ultimately have to switch to the Android operating system, he said, adding that the company’s “good reputation as a hardware builder” and their brand should provide enough differentiation for the company’s products.
How can you keep your differentiation alive if you adopt Android and abandon your own operating system? Differentiation is more and more based on software / services, not the hardware….
In other words, BlackBerry should have made an Androïd phone as we value a platform mainly based on the apps ecosystem. If developers only repackage Androïd apps for BlackBerry, this makes Blackberry 10 OS irrelevant. And this is a really bad sign for BlackBerry.
The BlackBerry 10 OS and the Z10 device are both nice both the consensus seems to be that it is not enough… This won’t be easy for BlackBerry to recover people’s mind share.
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.