In a recent interview with at the Milken Institute Conference, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins gave his opinion of where tablets might be going in the next five years, sparking a virtual firestorm of heated discussions all over the Web:
A recent study from analytics firm Flurry, which follows movement on over one billion smartphones and tablets around the world on a monthly basis, gave some intriguing insights on which form factors are getting the most traction with consumers, especially in regards to app usage:
“The PC is dead; long live the PC!” If you look at computing history, we’ve really come a long way in a very short time. Remember those old bricks that required an entire desk set-up to deal with? Now there’s more power in our smartphones than those beasts, and we’re getting ever smaller and powerful with our devices. We’re seeing a merger of mobile and laptops, with convenience and portability the main goals. However, we’re never going to get away from needing something that will help us be productive, and the PC form factor is uniquely positioned to do just that.