Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BlackBerry CEO Thinks Tablets Are Dead Within 5 Years

BlackBerry CEO Thinks Tablets Are Dead Within 5 Years, article.

“In five years," he said, "I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

Holy wow. I agree with TMO's Bryan Chaffin:

I was literally rendered speechless (I have a witness) when I first read this stuff. I even wondered if Bloomberg was punking us, so incredibly stupid are these pronouncements.
To look at the success of the iPad and conclude that tablets will have run their course within five years is the single most myopic thing I have encountered from a corporate executive.

Maybe he is trying the trick of the old greek, who reasoned that it was better to be famous for something really stupid than to be forgotten, so he went and smashed things in a temple. I've forgotten his name.

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