Given the epic flop that was the BlackBerry PlayBook, it’s easy to understand why BlackBerry would want to forget all about tablets. That said, it’s one thing to ignore tablets and another to predict that tablets will go away all together. While speaking at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles on Monday, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry doesn’t need to invest more resources in creating another tablet because tablets will all but disappear from the market within the next five years.
“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said, according to Bloomberg. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”
So what will be used in lieu of tablets, you ask? BlackBerry devices, of course.
Heins went onto explain that “in five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing,” apparently ahead of both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system.