Today is the official UK launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook but it seems that O2 has decided not to stock the device, explaining that there are "issues with the end-to-end user experience".

While the PlayBook is available from a number of outlets in the UK, the lack of support from O2 will comes a bit of a blow for RIM which is hoping its tablet will rival the likes of the iPad and Galaxy Tab.

PlayBook price

The BlackBerry PlayBook offers full-Flash web browsing, has a 7-inch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity and it aimed at business users.

When it comes to pricing the the 16GB model costs £399, the 32GB model retails at £479 and the 64GB version will be £559.

In the TechRadar BlackBerry PlayBook review, we said the tablet showed promise but its lack of apps were a problem – something that O2 seems to agree with.

One place that is more than happy to stock the PlayBook is the Carphone Warehouse – it started selling the device a day early in its stores.

Via Engadget