Rumor: PlayBook could be delayed due to battery trouble

By on December 30, 2010
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Poor battery life on RIM’s tablet may cause it to be pushed out of its initial Q1 2011 release.

New report suggests that RIM’s first tablet PC, the Blackberry Playbook, may be delayed from its initial Q1 2010 launch date.

According to Kaufman Brothers analyst Shaw Wu, RIM may be forced to delay the launch of Playbook due to battery issues. Apparently, Wu has been hearing that the Playbook “needs to improve its relatively poor battery life of a few hours compared to 6 hours for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and 10 hours of iPad.” Wu now believes that the launch of the tablet may be pushed to May, 2011.

The reason for this, as explains Wu, is that the operating system on the Playbook, the ONX, was designed to run on systems where battery life was not an issue, such as in automobiles.

Source: BGR.


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