Don't know if this is a coincidence or not, but mine did the same thing this weekend as well! I have had it since launch, and have never had a single issue with it. Figures, as soon as I go away for the weekend, it bricks on me. Was trying to use it, but it refused to bridge or tether. So I rebooted my phone and PB, which resulted in the PB being stuck on the "Blackberry Playbook" start up screen. No amount of restarts would fix it. Luckily I had my laptop with me, so I was able to do the security wipe and reinstall the OS...........however where I am up north I can't get a decent wifi signal, so my PB is stuck in the setup! RIM seriously needs to fix this in a future update! I have my PB backed up on my laptop, and I should be able to restore and be on my way, but since I can't get past the wifi setup, my laptop won't connect! Now I'm stuck until I get home (or manage to find somewhere up here in the sticks with a decent wifi signal). Very frustrating.
Originally Posted by seb.hebert
And thank god I decided to bring my laptop with me, cause I was considering leaving it at home and just using my PB.