At All Things Digital, Walt Mossberg broached the topic of tablets with Jim Lazaridis, the CEO of RIM, maker of the BlackBerry. Not encouraging.
Thoughts about tablet computers? Lazaridis doesn’t seem interested. He notes that we’ve seen offshoot products like these before. ““Offshoot products trying to fill gaps that maybe don’t need to be filled.Ã¢â‚¬Â Yes, a tablet is a cool concept, but can you put it in your pocket? And would you want one if you couldn’t?
Not that I was expecting a tablet from RIM, but still, it would be nice to have the option. Anyway, I disagree about the gap needing to be filled (I don’t know how I tolerated computing without mine), but the pocket argument is hard to dispute.