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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Research In Motion (Nasdaq:RIMM) Denies Battery Claim

Recently a Kaufman analyst reported the battery life of their Playbook only lasted up to 4 hours, an assertion Research In Motion (Nasdaq:RIMM) has come out and denied.

RIM said testing would have been performed on a pre-beta unit, which didn't include the power management device installed and would have ended with different results.

“Any testing 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 said in a statement. “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.”

We'll see if that has changed any of the story that claimed the release of Playbook would have to be pushed back in order to improve the battery. If it wasn't a problem than release should be close to being on schedule.

Research In Motion was trading at $57.94, down $0.23, or 0.40 percent.

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