A Kaufman Bros. analyst reiterates his belief that the RIM's forthcoming tablet can't come anywhere close to the iPad's 10 hours of battery life.
If RIM's PlayBook is to succeed at market, one of the major engineering hurdles to be overcome is the device's relatively poor battery life, according to Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu.
Responding to a Kaufman Bros. report asserting that the PlayBook tablet has a short-lived battery, RIM says any outsiders would have seen pre-beta units without power management enabled.
Currently Apple offers only the newest generation of the iPhone, in one form factor, as well as one version of last year's model. A new report from Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu suggests Apple may be looking to diversify its iPhone offerings.
Amazon.com is reporting longer-than-usual shipping times for iPod orders, and now big-box retailers like Best Buy are also seeing iPod shortages, according to Kaufman Bros.