RIM: PlayBook Battery Woes Exaggerated

Paul Lilly

We recently heard reports that Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet might not be ready for prime time due to battery life concerns, but according to RIM, it's much ado about not very much Erictric.com reports .

"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 explains. "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."

Reading between the lines, it's probably fair to say that the PlayBook is still in need of some tweaks to get battery life up to par with competing tablets, but it's not an issue RIM expects to cause any delays.

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