RIM PlayBook Faulty OS Build Leads to Recall

May 16 (Reuters) – Research In Motion Ltd (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)
has recalled about 1,000 of its Playbook tablets 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 Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS).

RIM had hoped to turn around its fortunes with the launch of
the PlayBook tablet, but the product won 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 period.

Research In Motion and Staples could not immediately be
reached by Reuters for comment.
(Reporting by Renju Jose in Bangalore; Editing by David Holmes)

 

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