18 May '11, 1am

Just a month after its launch, BlackBerry makers RIM recalls 1,000 Playbook tablets

CANADA - Research In Motion (RIM) has recalled about 1,000 of its Playbook tablets (picture), which were shipped with a flawed operating system build that could pose problems during the initial set-up, technology blog Engadget and several other media channels reported. In a statement to CrackBerry.com, the Blackberry maker said the majority of the affected devices were still in the distribution channel and had not reached customers. The company is working to replace the affected tablets, it said. The Engadget blog reported on Saturday that the faulty batch was shipped to office supply chain Staples. RIM had hoped to turn around its fortunes with the launch of the PlayBook tablet, but the product received poor reviews and complaints it was rushed out before it was ready. In April, RIM cut its first-quarter earnings outlook citing fewer BlackBerry smartphone shipments in the...

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straitstimes.com 16 May '11, 3pm

Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) said on Monday it is recalling around 1,000 PlayBook tablet computers because of...