Analysts have reported that the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook could be delayed due to battery performance.
It was revealed that the current unreleased version of the PlayBook could only manage “a few hours” of run time on a single charge compared the to 10-hour endurance of the iPad and the respectable 6-hour run time on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Apparently the issue is so major that the PlayBook may need re-engineering to extend its battery life and could even require a bigger — and thus heavier — battery which could negate much of the weight advantage of a seven-inch tablet.
RIM came out to comment on the matter and this is they have to say about the issue.
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.
We know our PR speak and RIM is not saying much in the way of negating the matter, not to our eyes anyway. They should have at the bare minimum indicated what kind of battery life users can expect from the final version of the PlayBook. Also, RIM didn’t indicate when exactly the PlayBook will make it into the market, doesn’t really inspire confidence.
We’re less than a week away to the most anticipated gadget showcase of the year. CES 2011 is just around the corner and one of the many devices people are looking forward to see is the Motorola tablet.
Interestingly, it has been revealed that Motorola have applied to trademark the term “Xoom” in the US, Canada, Australia, EU, Taiwan and New Zealand. It is just an educated guess at this moment but such a far reaching trademark application suggests that the name will be used for a device that will make its debut at CES and all eyes are looking at the teased Motorola tablet.
There is no confirmed specs yet for the tablet but the following are expected:
On the other hand, it could be a trademark name for something else altogether. We’ll just have to wait and see. Just four more days people. Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest updates on CES 2011.
So now that you have the obligatory iPad to impress the ladies/the men/your mom — whatever floats your boat. You got to pimp it out with some serious accessories to stand out from the crowd and this 100% wooden iPad dock carved right out of a log might just as well do the trick.
The log dock is hand made from local cedar in New Paltz, New York, so you know each one is unique, and because its made out of cedar wood, it’ll smell great too — yes, a good smelling iPad dock is very important.
The log dock is compatible with all iPhones and iPods except for the iPod shuffle and use a standard USB plug, so it can be used to charge and sync your device.
If you’re interested to add this art deco wooden dock in your office or home it’ll set you back US$158 or about RM490 in today’s conversion rates. That is excluding delivery and taxes of course.
Since we’re on the topic, here’s a wooden iPhone dock for your viewing pleasure.
Happy new year!