O2 rejects RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook; won’t sell in UK due to end user issues

In the UK, O2 “has decided to ditch RIM’s first tablet and is emailing customers who expressed an interest in buying one to explain why it has had a change of heart,” Mic Wright reports for Electricpig.

“The O2 email states that it ‘will not be selling the device’ and explains ‘unfortunately there are some issues with the end-to-end customer experience,'” Wright reports.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Like everyone else, Brits want real iPads, not fakes.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Sarah” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

32 Comments

  1. oh snap!
    it is looking like Playbook is out of plays….
    At least the Brits have common enough sense to not even accept this device as complete.

  2. Why do manufacturers keep releasing half finished products and still expect them to be successful?

    I blame decades of Microsoft’s half-assed success for all this good enough bullshit.

          1. Related, sort of.

            Policeman catches a couple in flagrante delicto as it were. Sarcastically says “I take it you’re doing the Bossa Nova ?”

            “No” she replies,”the boss a favour !”

  3. Isn’t Wills & Kate supposed to be going to Canada in August on a state visit? I suppose RIM will give them a free Playbook then. They’ll be able to give it away to charity in Los Angeles on their way back to Blighty or be the only two people in the whole of Britain using the Playbook when they get back to Blighty.

  4. “The O2 email states that it ‘will not be selling the device’ and explains ‘unfortunately there are some issues with the end-to-end customer experience,’”

    So to sum up, it’s so unbelievably crappy that we won’t be selling it lest our call centre becomes overloaded with complaints.

  5. Frack the mops.
    DONATE NOW TO:
    BUCKETS FOR INDUSTRY!

    This qualifies as one of the most embarrassing events I can recall in computer history. RIM has a huge black eye. New product REJECTED by retail! Good golly gosh that’s harsh. 😥

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