Research In Motion’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has been very confident in the success of BlackBerry 10. In an interview with the NYTimes, Heins said he has high ambitions for BlackBerry 10 in the corporate workplace.
The company is said to be pitching to corporations the idea of replacing desktops and laptops with BlackBerry 10 devices over time. Heins gives the scenario where BlackBerry 10 phones will act as building passes for employees who, once at their desks, will connect their BlackBerrys to keyboards and displays.
“Whenever you enter an office, you don’t have your laptop with you, you have your mobile computer power exactly here,” Mr. Heins said, patting a BlackBerry 10 phone sitting in a holster on his hip. “You will not carry a laptop within three to five years.”
From what you’ve seen so far of BlackBerry 10, do you believe it has the capability to act as a replacement to a desktop or laptop? Could we eventually see a BlackBerry 10 hybrid, much like the Microsoft Surface?