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RIM Says Playbook Tablet Is Fine

Canadian manufacturer Research in Motion has refuted the claims made by a Wall Street analyst that the company is facing some serious battery issues with its upcoming PlayBook tablet PC device.

Analyst Shaw Wu, who works with Kaufman Bros., sent a note to investors claiming that RIM was having trouble with enhancing the battery life of the tablet PC device, which lasts only for a few hours and fixing this issue might take extra time.

However, in a statement to Forbes, the company denied the report and claimed that the tablet will offer "superior performance".

“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.

It also added that “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.”