Blackberry Ceo Says Tablets Are Doomed
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:03 AM
I don't like the idea of tablets, because they essentially does less than a laptop, with only the ergonomics and battery life being the advantage.
Once PC manufacturers settle on a good design (I hate lot of the ones out there. Like the Lenovo Yoga-something. Do you really want to put your keyboard facing on top of a table at Starbucks or someplace? With all those delicious crumbs and sticky spills?), get better batteries, and have both slimmer hardware and better software, there'll just be no point in having a tablet.
Why buy 3 computers (a smartphone, laptop, tablet) when you can just have 2?
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:17 AM
I see blackberry failing in 1-2 yrs anyways because their playbook tablet sucks, and they waited too long to debut a new phone-4yrs. Plus, one bb is touch and people want the keyboard back-thats what the q10 is supposed to be but i see no more bb in 2 yrs. Plus having no official twitter, facebook, instagram, and netflix, app that will hurt them. Apps+Revenue=Developers. and no developer wants to go to a obsolete os to begin with. they go where people are buying apps. This Heins guy has a bad vision of what tablets are to begin with, he needs to realize that we need tablets because its way more portable and some people need apps to business. I think he is jealous of the other OS's out there because he knows they have apps and he doesn't plus no decent tablet and he knows he's failing in the appworld too. So, this is why i hate bb.
i have relatives who think bb lacks alot and they are constant business users and they constantly wish their used a iphone or android phone due to my reasons i stated above. i would rather buy a windows phone over bb but then again im not a business person so its useless to me.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:43 AM
Samsung is in almost the same boat here. Their attempts at selling tablets hasn't gone so well either, so they're introducing increasingly larger phones in an attempt to push into the tablet market from that direction. They now have a 6.3" phone coming out, and an even bigger 7" model on the way.
It's always interesting to see how companies that fail at doing something always seem to insist that that way is doomed to fail, rather than admit that it's their own attempts that have failed.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:45 AM
The above poster is a shill for Microsoft. I use Twitter and Facebook on my BlackBerry Z10 fine. He sounds like he has never touched the BlackBerry Z10 or Q10. The new OS has the best multitasking experience (paradigm and speed) of any phone and doesn't distract the user with blinking tiles screaming for your attention and sending you bonkers like in Windows phone. In fact Windows 8 which has also been based on the 'blinking tiles' model has proven to be a utter flop. And did you know that Windows phone doesn't have a unified notification centre? Android, iOS, and BBRY do.
BlackBerry is the number one smartphone in the Middle East and several Asian countries. BlackBerry will not go away just because it hasn't cornered the US market...yet.
I am aware of some very interesting plans BlackBerry has up their sleeve that will pull the rug from beneath both the Windows and Mac ecosystems - including both phones and desktop computers.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:52 AM
Tablets combined with labtop functionality is the wave of the future, they are used in all settings from home entertainment, office etc.... and it's versatile.
I live with, program, and constantly use electronics, and I can't see myself not using a tablet, it became my remote control, quick browsing the internet, video games, business presentations, alarm clock, outdoor gear etc.
If I were CEO, it's a WIn-Win situation to focus on all available devices for their operating system.... no device out shines the other... there's too much to talk about that topic.,,,, interesting to see so many people give wrong advise!
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:18 AM
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:46 AM
Add to the fact that he phrased his comment in a way to incite.
Tablets are larger mobile phones. Android and iOS use identical OS's for their phones and tablets.
What in the world is the point of having both a tablet and a phone running the same OS ? Of course the will converge. In what way though?
Will tablets become phones? where people only buy ear pieces to connect via blue tooth?
Or will phones replace tablets where you dock them to bigger screens (what Heins believes)
I personally love my surface pro. It works great as a tablet and a computer. I can dock it easily, and it truly has become my goto machine for everything.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:52 AM
Taking calls is relatively simple, you've got an earplug or bluetooth in your ear, other end is the phone itself, which is in your big pocket or folio. Making calls is a pain, because then you have to take the tablet out, first. Unless, you have good voice recognition and the surrounding noise doesn't confuse the tablet's 'hearing'.
For surfing or email, you must remove the tablet, to see the screen. Squinting. But you could hold the tablet: why anyone would want to hold one, is beyond me. A bigger tablet is unwieldy to hold.
Tablets are easy to lose, drop, ruin. Smartphones are shaped like tablets, require rubberized coverings, a real annoyance. So yeah, if the tablet goes, then so do smartphones, including Blackberry. But I don't think tablets are going to die, nor smartphones. They do fill a niche. I'm just not a customer for one of them, as I prefer a real fliphone with numbers I can merely punch on the keypad, holstered on my lapel or seatbelt, so I can be hands-free. Can use an earpiece, if needed, but frankly it's annoying to talk and drive, not to mention potentially dangerous. Not dangerous to talk and walk. The phone is maybe 2" wide, 4" high, 1/2" deep, easy to hold, and the holster is wonderful, with a keychain I can clip to briefcase/purse. Works well in airports.
So I saw only four tablets when traveling 2nd week April. Amid thousands of smartphones, maybe hundreds of ultrabooks/netbooks and some laptops. The people using the smartphones had eyes glazed over, staring at them. As if they zoned out. A few were talking on them. I saw few earpieces. Seems to me people only use the things to pass the time.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:31 PM
I doubt that. I have no desire to give up my desktop that has tons of screen and power to go mobile. Mobility and desktops are in worlds of their own. Mobility includes phones, tablets, laptops, and portable desktops. The battle is between them and have no doubt one has the ability to knock the other one out. Desktops are the 'I go to it' solution where people like have a lot of power and large screens to view, where 'fat fingering', limited speed, and limited viewing space is just not an issue. Even more so if you are a PC gamer. I work in IT and see the trend desktop monitors just keep getting bigger and more of them.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:36 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:30 PM
A similar thought occured to me.