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Even RIM doesn't want their Playbook tablet

@CNNMoneyTech June 10, 2011: 4:01 PM ET

(CNNMoney) -- This post first appeared in CNNMoney's Tech Tumblr blog.

One of the perks of being a tech journalist are all the new toys we get to try out -- companies generally send us products for a week or two, and after trying them out they're sent back to the company (it keeps us honest).

Except for this PlayBook. It was given to us for Julianne to review, and every time we contact RIM (RIMM) asking where to send it back to we don't get a response. I've been keeping it in a drawer at my desk, pulling it out only when sub-standard products are released and I can say: "But at least it's not as bad as the PlayBook!"

It is the herpes of tablets -- once you have it, you can't get rid of it. And unlike herpes, even the person who gave it to you doesn't want to see you again.

RIM, I beg of you, please take this back. Seriously. At least so I can stop coming up with bad herpes jokes.

UPDATE: Our plea was heard! Turns out there was a communications breakdown and our messages weren't being received. RIM's reps have given us an address and are happy to collect their tablet.  To top of page

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