BlackBerry’s Thorsten Heins: Tablets Market Will Be Over In Next Five Years

Posted on Apr 30 2013 - 7:51pm by Editorial Staff


Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry CEO said that the tablet will be dead in the next five years time, reports Bloomberg. “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins told publication in an interview. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such.

Tablets themselves are not a good business model.” Arguing over BlackBerry’s own PlayBook tablet own notable failures, he says quickly dropping in price after unsold inventory caused it to take a $485 million loss in late 2011.

Although he is busy launching its keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone, Heins feels its not only BlackBerry but the whole of tablet market is dying.

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