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RIM Made an Official Statement on BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Rumors

December 31st, 2010

02 Great to see that RIM has stood out to respond to the rumors on the delay of BlackBerry PlayBook due to the poor battery life. They made an official statement, saying:

Any testing or observation of battery life to date by anyone outside of RIM would have been performed using pre-beta units that were built without power management implemented. RIM is on track with its schedule to optimize the BlackBerry PlayBook’s battery life and looks forward to providing customers with a professional grade tablet that offers superior performance with comparable battery life.”

 

The original rumor came from Kaufman Brothers analyst Shawn Wu, who claimed that PlayBook’s battery life was below up to par when compared with the current tablet market, such as: the Samsung Galaxy Tab or Apple iPad, so the Q1 launch of PlayBook would be delayed to May 2011 to get the issue fixed.

I am glad that RIM released an official statement immediately after the rumor popping up to vote down any negative claims on the launch of PlayBook due to the poor battery performance. Accordingly to the statement, RIM is still on track with its original schedule on the Q1 launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Let’s look forward to it!