Tablets are so 2013

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins:

“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said in an interview yesterday at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”


“In five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing — that’s what we’re aiming for,” Heins said. “I want to gain as much market share as I can, but not by being a copycat.”

I’ll meet you back here in 2018 and we’ll see how that prediction worked out.

4 thoughts on “Tablets are so 2013

  1. BlackBerry have a really interested distributed computing model and a different idea of what ‘mobile’ computing is about. Sounds like a business comment rather than a form factor comment; I do wonder how many different form factors we’ll settle on having.

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