ZaggMate“If Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook is to succeed at market the way the company hopes, there are a few engineering hurdles to overcome,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD. “The most significant, according to Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu, is the device’s relatively poor battery life.”

“Sources tell him the tablet currently lasts just a few hours per charge, compared with rivals like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which lasts about six, and the iPad, which lasts upward of 10,” Paczkowski reports. “If true, that’s an untenable situation for RIM, which really needs to hit the mark with the PlayBook, and it may cause a delay of the launch–if only for a bit. ‘From our understanding, this [is] likely why RIMM pushed out its launch to the May 2011 quarter,’ Wu writes.”

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