The exec says the traditional tablet will be dead in five years: "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."
While Apple, Google and Samsung may disagree with that statement, BlackBerry has a checkered past with tablets. In 2011, the company debuted their PlayBook for $500. Sales were so terrible the company was forced to liquidate, selling the tablets for as low as $169 and taking a large $485 million loss.
Heins says they remain committed to tablets, but any future device depends on how well BlackBerry 10 sales are on phones. So far, Z10 sales have been mediocre but the company has high hopes for the Q10.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Apr 2013 10:25