What the CEO of BlackBerry doesn’t know could fill a book.
Anyone going head-to-head against the iPad has fallen on their face, but there is a obviously a higher demand for tablets (read: iPads) than computers. This is primarily due to people working differently than the legacy computing models; a pane of glass is a better tool for many tasks than something that fits in your pocket, or something that sits on a desk.
Further digging this trench to nowhere, he continues: “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”
Someone has a cash reserve of USD $137B that says they’re a better business model than anything BlackBerry ever shipped or even dreamed of — and it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to know that technology will evolve and be different in five years. Betting on everyone around you being a one-trick pony is only smart when the only other person in the room is Nokia.