Mobile Cellphone Info has posted a new item, 'BlackBerrys Thorsten Heins Calls
Tablets Not a Good Business Model'
One of the big unanswered questions regarding BlackBerry 10 and the direction
the companys heading has been what role tablets will play. Weve heard
conflicting comments from various company execs that have made it hard to get a
solid read on what might some day arrive as the follow-up to the PlayBook. Today
we get a little insight into why this might be such a contentious issue, after
hearing some very anti-tablet comments from CEO Thorsten Heins.
In a recent interview, Heins declared, in five years I dont think therell be a
reason to have a tablet anymore, going on to call them not a good business
In his mind, smaller screens are apparently better suited for mobile devices,
and larger displays will always be available at home or in the workplace, for
when we need them.
Thats a pretty controversial stance to take, as it seems to dismiss the millions
of users who have already bought tablets, many primarily for use as mobile
devices. Were also not clear just what Heins expects to be different in five
years, or if he similarly believes that tablets are just as useless today.
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