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That ‘Way Ahead’ Blackberry Tablet May Be Way Behind on Battery Life


Here’s today’s ugly tablet rumor, if you’re pinning any hopes on the upcoming PlayBook tablet from RIM (makers of Blackberry devices). According to one analyst there are serious issues with battery life for the new PlayBook – which is managing just a few hours and may be the cause of its delayed release (now not due until May of next year).

Research in Motion is unable to match the iPad’s longer battery life with its prototype PlayBook tablets, which get just a "few hours" of battery life, according to one analyst.
Analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros. issued a note to investors Tuesday warning that engineering issues with the BlackBerry PlayBook’s battery life could be the cause of delays.

The battery issue could "require a bit of re-engineering," said Wu, and is "likely why RIMM pushed out its launch to the May 2011 quarter."

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Browser Speed Test: RIM’s (unreleased) Playbook Tablet vs. iPad

Very impressive looking results for the Playbook, the upcoming tablet device from RIM (makers of Blackberry devices). The results for the rendering of the page with a lot of Flash content is hardly a shocker of course, but the overall results are a little surprising – although I imagine these sort of tests can always be shaped a little to favor the product being promoted.

Oh, and the really obvious qualifier here is that the Playbook is still not released, and not even due to be released until next year. So let’s see how this test goes with an actual product that’s out on the shelves, and versus the iPad 2 that should be out around the same time.

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