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1000 RIM PlayBook tablets recalled

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 May 2011 12:42

1000 RIM PlayBook tablets recalled

RIM has confirmed that it is recalling 1000 BlackBerry Playbooks thanks to a software glitch.
The company says a few of the 16GB models "were shipped with an OS build that may result in the devices being unable to properly load software upon initial set-up."

Most the affected devices are still in the distribution channel, fortunately, but RIM says about 1000 have made it into consumer's hands.

If you are having issues, the company says: "In the small number of cases where a customer received a PlayBook that is unable to properly load software upon initial set-up, they can contact RIM for assistance."

The recall marks another setback for the tablet, which had good critical reception but has been panned for its lack of native email/calender/contacts apps.

RIM recently showed off the apps, as well as the ability to use Android Market apps with little visual difference than on an Android device.

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