About 1000 PlayBook tablets have been recalled by Research In Motion (RIM) due to a flaw in the operating system. The flaws had the potential to pose problems to users during the initial set up, reported the technology blog Engadget.
The affected devices had not even reached customers as they were still with the distributors.
The news may affect RIM negatively and comes close on the heels of less than expected sales of BlackBerry handsets. The company believes the new products will lead to a turnaround in its sales.
PlayBook received some negative reviews and it also suffered from the lack of third party apps in the device.
The Engadget report said there were 935 16GB PlayBooks which had come with the flawed operating system build. Some users also reported they were having problems with completing user agreement screen also, which meant they couldn’t operate the device as well.
The BlackBerry PlayBook was intended to challenge the market dominance of iPad of Apple as well as Android devices. The company hasn’t publicly declared the sales figures of PlayBook but it is suggested the company sold about 50,000 units on the first day itself which is expected to go up to 500,000 by the end of this May.