BlackBerry PlayBook No Delay and No Battery Issues Says RIM

Yesterday there was a report that Research In Motion may delay the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook due apparently to issues with battery life, we covered that story which you can read by hitting up (here). However apparently it was all bunkum.

According to an article over on Ubergizmo, and by way of Erictric, Research In Motion has released an official statement on the matter and refuse those reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook has battery problems and may be delayed.

RIM states that any battery life issues were due to using non-optimised pre-beta devices which were constructed without power management. Here’s what the official statement says…

“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,” the company said. “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.”

So there you go, the BlackBerry PlayBook is still on schedule and will have no poor battery problems once the device see release whenever that may be.


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  1. Bbb says:

    I took the thundebolt off the charger this morning (fully charged),I had everything (wifi, mobile hotspot, gps, bluetooth) off. My screen was set at the low brightness setting. I did not use the phone at all nor did I turn on the display until an hour and half later and the battery was already at half. By 4hrs and 36min I was at less than 15% battery life and my phone was blinking to charge it. Before 5hrs hit, the phone was DEAD! I made no phone calls, only sent 2 texts to let my girlfriend know she wasn't going to hear from me for a bit and I had the bluetooth on for my 30 minute commute. So, in a nutshell I had virtually no sue of the phone, it was idle with the screen off and it died in less than 5hrs. That is unacceptable by any standard! I went to the Verizon store and they have no intention of doing anything for anybody. They say a firmware updated addressing the battery issue "might be out in a few weeks" and I also heard them tell a customer next to me "that if he waited a few months the new thunderobolts would be out with new firmware that would fix the problem" NICE!!!!!!!

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