Blackberry CEO Thinks Tablets Are Pointless.
Blackberry CEO thinks tablets are pointless, at least that is his projection on five years from now, or is this simply wishful thinking on the Blackberry CEO’s behalf given RIM’s lack of innovation in this area. The Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins, during an interview with Bloomberg, commented on the uselessness of tablets and the likely hood that in five years time they will not be need. Heins makes the statement, that in his opinion tablets are already running out of steam. Perhaps it is these outlandish views that are preventing Blackberry from moving forward in the mobile market.
Blackberry released their entry into the competitive market of tablet computing with the Blackberry Playbook and with very little success. It may be this lack of success in the tablet market that clouds Thorsten Heins judgment with regards to the future of tablet computing. Although Heins comments about an already dwindling demand for tablets, sales figures across the board for tablets in general would show major disagreement with this comment, particularly tablet sales right now.
Many have commented on fact that perhaps Mr. Heins should be more concerned about whether or not Blackberry mobile phones will be about in five years time. With Blackberrys fall from the mobile market that they once dominated and their mediocre success with their revival phone the Z10, it would be a fair statement to make that Blackberry should be working to ensure their survival and not worry about that of others. Of course it is worth mentioning that Blackberry have not completely finished with their revival program as they are launching the more traditional looking, Blackberry Q10, a much more eagerly anticipated version from the Blackberry faithful.