Dent to RIM plans – Recalls 1000 PlayBook units with faulty OS

Despite being the very first in the race for planning the launch of the world’s first Tablet PC, the Canadian giant, Research in Motion (RIM) has not been able to reap the full out of the hanging opportunity. The failure on the part of the entity has been termed as ‘Opportunity lost’ by the tech experts. Only others in the domain apart from RIM have gained, they further opine.

Earlier today, Technology blog Engadget and several other media channels reported that the BlackBerry maker, RIM has recalled around 1000 units of PlayBook that were distributed with a flawed operating system that has the capacity of creating problems in the initial set-up.

Apparently, just before the launch of the gadget earlier in the year, the news boards and journals were full of negative reviews as opposed to what people had expected when RIM first leaked the news of Tablet PC launch.

In a record to, 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”.

As per other reports, the faulty batch was shipped to office supply chain Staples Inc. The units were further distributed across various dealers and stores without bearing any knowledge about the slip.

With this, the hopes of the regular Blackberry users have received more depression in the belly. It was already a sour pill to swallow when after a huge wait, negative reviews on the product creeped out, terming it as ‘half baked’.