As the new BlackBerry Q10 device is being delivered into the hands of the BlackBerry faithful, amongst many asking why anyone still needs a physical keyboard, the company’s CEO is predicting that it’ll only be a few more years before tablets are no more.
During a conversation with Richard Ditizio at the Milken Institute on Monday, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins made a comment that tablets would eventually become less useful as people get more use out of their smartphones. The Washington Post reports Heins as saying that smartphones will become the main source of computing power in the next few years, when people can plug in peripherals like monitors and keyboards directly into their device.
“In five years, I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said in the interview, Bloomberg reports. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”
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