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Can your tablet survive a whole night at -13° F?

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Can your tablet survive a whole night at -13° F?
The listed operating and nonoperating temperatures for a device are important specs that we should all have in mind. Especially those of us who happen to live in areas where it tends to get extremely hot or extremely cold in certain periods of the year. Sure, our devices are capable of remaining perfectly operational inside a pretty wide temperature range, so in most cases there isn't even the slightest reason to worry.

However, this wasn't the case for BerryReview's 'BBA Brian', who accidentally forgot his RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on the roof of his car when he got home from work. The tablet remained there for the whole night. Brian's panic on the following morning could be easily explained with the fact that he's living in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, where, at this time of the year, temperatures get to about -13° F (-25° C) during the night. Thankfully, when he found it the next day, the PlayBook managed to power up just fine (it seems the tablet was turned off, which has probably saved it), with no signs of malfunction. This should be considered quite the achievement (and luck), because...

According to the PlayBook's manual, the device should be kept (when in powered off state) in temperatures ranging from 14 to 104° F (-10 to 40° C), which is an even narrower range compared to the one of the iPad, for example: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C). Even then, Brian's PlayBook managed to survive the cold against all odds and was ready to power up happily on the next morning. Well, good to know that our mobile devices (or at least some of them) don't fear cold like we do.

source: BerryReview

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