Earlier in the week there were rumors floating around that the BlackBerry PlayBook was going to be delayed due to poor battery performance, According to RIM this isn’t the case;
“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.”
Its actually pretty funny to see others trying to lower the image of a product to consumers even before its hit the streets. The battery life rumor started from Kaufman Brothers analyst Shawn Wu, who stated that the BlackBerry PlayBook had poor battery life getting only 2 hrs which is not comparable to the competition. I had a little feeling that these statements were not accurate, I’m not saying they aren’t true because maybe this analyst was getting his information from someone with a early build like RIM stated. All I’m saying is that I have faith in RIM and the PlayBook will kick ass and beat out the competition in all categories.