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Someone buys a BlackBerry PlayBook 4G on eBay

Someone buys a BlackBerry PlayBook 4G on eBay
A guy looking to buy a BlackBerry PlayBook for his wife, spotted one for sale on eBay. The eBay listing said that the device would not boot up, but the buyer bought it thinking that he would be able to fix the problem. So far, so good. When the unit arrived, the buyer was a little stunned because what he had purchased was a BlackBerry PlayBook 4G Evaluation Unit.

It is not a secret that a 4G edition of the 7 inch BlackBerry tablet was being worked on by RIM. It was even introduced a year ago when Co-CEO Mike Larzaridis said it would be launched in the second half of last year. We also told you that 4G icons for the PlayBook had been discovered in the Playbook 2.0 developer beta. Unfortunately though, this model remained bricked, most likely when the original owner tried to update it with PlayBook 2.0. And in case you were wondering, the unit was sold on eBay "as is".

The buyer isn't so much worried about the money he lost. His main concern is that he purchased a stolen device and soon will be wearing prison garb and getting three squares a day courtesy of the taxpayers. In case you are wondering, the tablet does say, "Property of Research in Motion Limited" Evaluation Unit. Not for sale or lease."

source: Crackberry

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