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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
RIM's PlayBook Battery Issue Delays Launch
Shaw Wu, an analyst with Kaufman Bros., informed investors on Tuesday that RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook could cause delays due to insufficient battery life. Apparently, Playbook's "relatively poor battery life of a few hours" will need improvement. With the leader in battery life, Apple's iPad gets an average 10 hours while the Cruz Tablet has average 9+ hours. We are not clear what "few hours" mean but a tablet should last at least 5 hours. Because of the battery issue, RIM is pushing to launch the PlayBook to the May 2011 quarter. According to Wu, these battery problems have arisen partly because "QNX wasn't originally designed for mobile environments."