BlackBerry's CEO Says Tablets Won't Be Around in Five Years

By Chris Mills on at

BlackBerry CEO and aspiring soothsayer Thorsten Heins has gazed deep into his crystal ball, and come up with an interesting conclusion: tablets are doomed, won't be around in five years, and don't even make a good business model.

Specifically, Thor said:

“In five years 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.”

Which is maybe true if your 'business model' involves selling crappy tablets at less than half price, rather than shipping 20 million iPads every single quarter. [Bloomberg via Wired]