If you own a Pandgital budget tablet, you may be out of luck if something goes wrong with your device. Pandigital, the company that used to make tablets and other devices, has gone belly up. Officially, the company shut its door earlier this year, but rather than file for bankruptcy, all of its assets were signed over to creditors to pay off the companies large outstanding debts.
The company has been sending an email to past customers essentially letting them know that they are out of luck regarding warranties. The email directs customers to contact the liquidator if their device has an issue, but it seems doubtful that the liquidators will be quick to jump up and help.
Pandigital made a few Android tablets including a couple 9″ models, an 8″ one, and a half dozen different 7″ tablets. They also sold ereaders, digital picture frames, portable scanners, and digital cameras. Each of these will have the same warranty issues, so if something goes wrong, you may be stuck buying a new device to replace it.
Apparently, the service center for Pandigital was never good, so this change might not make much of a difference. Still, it’s sad to see a company go out of business, leaving customers with devices that are no longer covered by the warranty they were promised when they purchased it. I guess that’s the risk you run when buying a budget device. This serves as a grim reminder of what can happen when a company goes under.[via The Digital Reader]