BlackBerry CEO Is Skeptical About the Long-Term Prospects of Those Darn Tablets

We'll see, I guess.



News from our neighbors to the north! BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins recently sat down with Bloomberg News for a chat and did a spot of prognosticating: 

“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said in an interview yesterday at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”

Not if you’re going off the example of the PlayBook, that’s for sure. A rehash of that doesn’t seem so great an idea. And Mr. Heins has big plans for his company.  Big, big plans:

“In five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing — that’s what we’re aiming for,” Heins said. “I want to gain as much market share as I can, but not by being a copycat.”

Well la ti da.