Tablet News: 'Faulty' BlackBerry PlayBooks recalled; Dell Streak 7 launches in Canada

900 BlackBerry PlayBooks recalled

An inside source for Engadget revealed on the weekend that Staples was recalling 900 of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBooks. RIM has since come out to say it was a faulty OS build that those particular PlayBooks shipped with, and it is restricted to this puny batch—most of which are still in distribution and not yet sold. So overall, this is hardly even a blip on the radar. 

Dell Streak 7 launches in Canada

For anyone who cares (this is where the crickets chirp), Dell's 7-inch streak has officially launched in Canada after some delays. It will cost $400—cheaper than the entry iPad and PlayBooks—and a dual-core processor. Its problems lie in terrible cameras, a horrible quality screen, and worst of all, Android 2.2—with, disturbingly, no plans for upgradability to Honeycomb 3.0. Really? (It's also hideous looking.)

Dell Computer Corp.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dell Canada is Canada's #1 direct computer systems company. Dell Canada currently ranks #1 in overall Canadian PC shipments and the Canadian and world marketshare leader. (IDC Canada. IDC's worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker Q1-01 Historical Canadian Update) Dell Canada offers a complete suite of products including best-of-breed Desktops, Notebooks, Workstations, Servers, Storage, and Internet... more

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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