Research In Motion recalls 1,000 PlayBook's

Specific build version of QNX OS does not allow users to install software on start-up

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Research In Motion recalls 1,000 PlayBook's Research in Motion has recalled approximately 1,000 PlayBooks due to a fault in the OS.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 17, 2011

Research In Motion has announced the recall of approximately 1,000 of the company's new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets following a problem with a specific build of the QNX operating system, according to PCR.

The fault in the OS means users of affected devices will not be able to load software onto the 16GB versions of the tablet upon initial start-up. However, most of the PlayBook's that were affected were still in the distribution channel and had not yet been sold.

"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," RIM said in a statement.

RIM shares reached a two-year low following the recall annoucement, having shed a quarter of their value already in 2011.

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