“BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. has recalled about 1,000 of its PlayBook tablets that were shipped with faulty operating systems that may have prevented users from performing the initial setup of the device,” Stuart Weinberg reports for Dow Jones Newswires. “In a statement, RIM said the majority of the affected devices are still in the distribution channel and haven’t reached customers.”
MacDailyNews Take: Of course they haven’t.
Weinberg reports, “The statement followed a report on the Engadget blog Saturday that said the faulty batch of PlayBooks were shipped to Staples. The blog didn’t identify whether the Staples stores that received the recalled devices were in Canada or the U.S.”
MacDailyNews Take: Imagine Staples carrying the best tech products for a change. We know, quite the stretch.
Weinberg reports, “The highly-anticipated PlayBook launched to lukewarm reviews last month… RIM hasn’t yet indicated how many PlayBooks it has sold to date. It is expected to provide this information when it reports its results in June.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Another great week begins for DCW.
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