Boss of Blackberry predicts demise of tablet computing

The boss of Blackberry says he doesn't see a future for tablet computing despite the huge rise in popularity of devices such as the iPad. Thorsten Heins predicts demand will die out within five years.

Speaking at a conference in Los Angeles, Blackberry's Chief Executive also predicted Blackberry would be the leader in mobile computing by 2018.

According to the International Business Times, Heins said:

"In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.

"It's a crowded place, there is one company that disrupted the entire profit pool, so they are not interested in making money from the tablet. They have an interesting business model that is quite a savvy one, making money from e-commerce transactions [users] are doing on that tablet."