Tablets obsolete? What?


Blackberry’s CEO Thorsten Heins, is claiming that by 2018 tablets will be deem obsolete. It is highly possible and most likely the case. It is obvious that technology moves fast and changes happen everyday. Right now Blackberry should focus their attention on marketing their newest smartphone models and gaining more market equity. Amidst the competition are Apple and Samsung, the two dominant tech giant in the mobile and smartphone market.

He told Bloomberg:

“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.”

It is true that Blackberry is a flop in the tablet market specially for its Playbook but what he claims stands possibly true that a more compelling technology will emerge by 2018 which will render iPads or Galaxy tablets as obsolete. It is correct to claim that tablet market aren’t performing as well as smartphone markets but Samsung has proven for the record that their sales for tablets was actually very healthy.

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