The BlackBerry CEO thinks tablets will be useless in five years, reports Thorsten Heins, to Bloomberg news, according to an April 30, 2013 news article by Shawn Knight , “BlackBerry CEO thinks tablets will be useless in five years.”But what is the next big seller? The next product would have to give you a pretty good reason not to want a tablet in five years. However this year, tablets are expected to sell better than desktop computers during 2013 and notebooks in 2014. Nearly every CEO is looking for a great business model. The next big seller would have better communications abilities and video in a lighter weight, thinner container for more mobility under most conditions.
According to recent data from IDC, tablet shipments were up 78.4 percent during 2012, topping out at 128 million units. The firm expects manufacturers to ship 190 million devices worldwide during 2013. The market for tablets are predicted to grow through 2017. The question is what will be replacing tablets in five years? People want lighter weight smart phones with video capabilities so that people who can’t hear or speak can use them to communicate in sign language and for groups to meet on smart phones with more applications.
Will tablets be dinosaurs in five years?
According to the Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins, you may not see a successor to the ill-fated BlackBerry PlayBook, as reported in the article by Shawn Knight, “BlackBerry CEO thinks tablets will be useless in five years.” The BlackBerry tablet entered the technology arena in 2011 with potential. The problem with that BlackBerry tablet was that it lacked e-mail and messaging. The goal in technology is to make computer-like communication devices lighter and smaller for mobility, for example smart phones with more capabilities (applications).
When the public needs instant messaging and email on any portable device, it means people can’t community in transit or after arriving at a destination or during a teleconference or videoconference. Price cuts won’t give any type of tablet the apps it needs to appeal to a need in the community.
Consumers want a better “mouse trap,” or in this case, a communication device that delivers mobility with clarity and also is easy to use, hear, and see. Some consumers want tablets to run BB10. The system is related to mobile phones with computing platforms. BB10 is the first real Mobile Computing Platform with Real Time Multitasking. It’s supposed to be necessary for communications in the automobile industry.
Competition coming from Google
Competition is coming from Amazon, Apple, Google and Samsung. What consumers want is variety when it comes to tablets, light weight, and enough apps to communicate under most conditions. If you’ve never heard of BB10, check out the sites, “What is BB10’s identity? – OSNews,” and “What is BB10? – BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com.” Why so many people want it is because it’s symbolic of progress in the mobile communications industry. It’s a new platform. And people who own a Playbook want BB10. See, What is BB10’s identity? – OSNews. It’s about a smart phone.
As an example of how a BB10 device is used, you can check out the Austrian website Telekom-Presse which has a video hands-on with a BB10 device – the Z10. As soon as a new system or new app comes out, everybody wants to know what is its identity? The BB10 identity is that it’s a mobile platform that needs a selling point, a brand to set a trend for itself. That trend is simple ease of use, for example a mobile device such as a smart phone with an iOS’ identity. Also check out the article, “Google Now comes to iOS.”