When Kaufman Brothers analyst, Shaw Wu, stated “RIM needs to improve its relatively poor battery life of a few hours compared to 6 hours for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and 10 hours for [Apple's] iPad. and they (RIM) may be forced to delay the release of its first tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook.”
RIM has issued a statement of its own:
“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.”
This is very interesting… What do you expect battery life to be on the BlackBerry PlayBook? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments or in our NerdBerry Forums.