BlackBerry recalls 1,000 Playbook tablet computers

By: AP
By: AP

SAN FRANCISCO -- Research In Motion has recalled about 1,000 of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computers. That's because of defective operating software that can prevent users from setting up the device.

The Waterloo, Ontario-based gadget maker said in a statement that it learned that the affected tablets were shipped with software "that may result in the devices unable to properly load software upon initial set-up." Only PlayBooks with 16 gigabytes of memory were affected, RIM said, and the majority of them had not yet been sold to customers.

RIM said it is working to replace the affected tablets. Customers that did end up with one that can't load the software correctly during setup can contact the company for help.

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