Tag Archive: Tablets

Crazy About Tablets

Apr. 30, ‘13: Is BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins just nuts? Or… Today’s big quote is from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who’s getting widely mocked for what he said yesterday about tablets. Here’s Bloomberg‘s account: “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a … Continue reading →

“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.”

Apr. 30, ‘13: — BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins. (Via Jay Yarow, who notes that it’s probably BlackBerry, not tablets, that won’t be around in five years.)

24 Hours With The iPad Mini: This Is The Real iPad

Nov. 5, ‘12: Apple’s iPad business has been a huge success since launching 2.5 years ago, selling more than 100 million tablets and generating about $60 billion in revenue. Now, with the new iPad mini in the picture — it launched last Friday … Continue reading →

Microsoft Finally Has A Tablet Business Model With Surface

Jun. 18, ‘12: Microsoft just unveiled its new tablet, Surface. It actually looks pretty nice, though I obviously have no idea if it works well or is worth buying. You can find the details, as they become available, on Techmeme. But the shift … Continue reading →

30 Days With The New iPad

Apr. 16, ‘12: After a month with Apple’s new iPad, it’s easy to see why this is the future of the personal computer. It’s not all the way there yet, but the original vision behind the iPad — combined with some upgrades in … Continue reading →

iPad + Office + Apple + Microsoft: Why It All Makes Sense

Feb. 23, ‘12: In case you missed the craziness this week, Microsoft appears to be making some Office apps for the iPad. Or maybe it’s not. Or whatever. MG Siegler has a good wrapup of the nonsense here. Office for the iPad makes … Continue reading →

Microsoft blames the iPad — er, “competing form factors” — for weak PC market

Jan. 20, ‘12: Microsoft’s investor relations general manager Bill Koefoed, speaking on yesterday’s earnings call, via Seeking Alpha: Turning to the PC market, as I mentioned last week, it was a challenging quarter for the industry. Factors such as the flooding in Thailand, macroeconomic … Continue reading →

Apple’s real iPad opportunity: Putting iPads where there weren’t PCs before

Nov. 29, ‘11: For many people, Apple’s iPad is a suitable PC replacement, and Apple is likely to see millions of iPad sales as PC substitutes. But Apple’s real opportunity — and probably why Apple thinks that the tablet market will eventually become … Continue reading →

Kindle Fire purchase intent already at one-third the iPad’s level

Nov. 21, ‘11: When people think about buying a tablet, Apple’s iPad is (obviously) still their first pick. But it’s impressive how many people are aware of — and are considering — Amazon’s newish Kindle Fire tablet. According to ChangeWave survey results, for … Continue reading →

The most impressive thing about the Nook Tablet is that it exists

Nov. 7, ‘11: Barnes & Noble announced its latest Nook e-readers today, including the Nook Tablet. For details, check out Peter Kafka’s liveblog at All Things D or extensive coverage at The Verge, including a handy tablet comparison chart. The Nook Tablet is basically a … Continue reading →