Late News: Vodafone Smart Is Back, iPad 2 Jailbreak, PlayBook Tablets Recalled, Nvidia CEO And Android Tablets

UK wireless carrier Vodafone has revealed the details of its newest Android based handset, which is expected to launch early this summer. The Vodafone Smart is a light weight Android 2.2 Froyo based device that is a replacement for the Vodafone 845 handset. The device will be launched under Vodafone’s PAYG line-up.

Japan is set to miss out on the relaunch of the Playstation Network (PSN) service as the Nippon government confirmed that it hasn't yet allowed Sony to launch the online gaming service in the country because of fears that its security breaches hadn't been properly sealed.

Apple’s iPad 2 is expected to become more popular than its predecessor, and jailbreak developers are looking for ways to cash-in on it. The device remains the only Apple product that is yet to receive a jailbreak. A jailbreak hack allows users more control over the device, letting them install third party software on an iOS device.

Research in Motion is recalling around 1,000 PlayBook tablet PCs over a problem in the operating system. The company told The Inquirer that some of the 16 GB models of the PlayBook tablet devices were infected with a bug that caused them to become unusable.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is not amused by poor Android-based tablet sales, and he is blaming weak marketing strategy as much as the products themselves. Nvidia’s powerful Tegra 2 processor powered the first Android Honeycomb based tablet PC device, the Motorola Xoom, but the tablet failed to create ripples in the market. The processor also powers the Android based Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device.