thorsten heins tablets dead

BlackBerry’s CEO Thorsten Heins has been the center of attention lately as not only has he predicted the BlackBerry Q10 will sell “tens of million“ of units, but a new rumor is circulating saying he’s planning on revealing the company’s tablet plans on May 15 during the company’s BlackBerry Live event. Now Heins has once again caused another stir as he is making quite the bold prediction.

While Heins was speaking at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles yesterday, he said his company doesn’t need to invest more resources in the creation of a new tablet as he believes they will all but disappear from the consumer market within the next five years. “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

In Heins future where tablets have become obsolete, he also believes “in five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing,” which we certainly find it hard to believe at this point considering how massive Android and iOS are at this point in the game. Both Google and Apple would have to mess something up pretty bad in the future for BlackBerry to suddenly come out on top again.

Filed in Cellphones >Tablets. Read more about Android, BlackBerry, iOS and iPad. Source: bloomberg

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