Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:34
Your issue sounds a little different than the one in the articles (different error message), but if your device was already freezing that's another reason for an RMA.
I've seen a couple posts about uninstalling Wallet with Titanium Backup (on a rooted device) and then reinstalling from the Play Store to get it working. Others simply had to reboot a few times. For some people, neither method seems to work. I'd just RMA it if possible since it's a brand new device.
That's weird about the factory reset locking people out of Wallet. If that's really a "feature" then there should be some kind of warning. Performing a reset isn't exactly an uncommon task.
Edit: Somehow I missed The Teej's post. Good to hear - that factory reset issue seemed odd and unlikely. And thanks for the heads-up about the low storage issue. I'm considering getting a N7 soon.