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RIM recalls 935 BlackBerry PlayBooks for undisclosed reasons

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RIM recalls 935 BlackBerry PlayBooks for undisclosed reasons
Let's start off by saying that 935 faulty units for a product launch isn't that big of a deal. But at a time when RIM desperately needs some good press, "935" starts to sound a little more dramatic.

Staples issued an alert to their stores, informing them that 935 BlackBerry PlayBook units were faulty. But some of those units might still be on the sales floor, rather than with a new customer. We imagine that other retailers are doing the same serial-number-scramble to ensure that they don't sell a faulty unit.

As for the actual cause of the recall, they haven't provided any information. Some users have reported typical problems like dead pixels and overheating, but we haven't heard of any catastrophic failures. So RIM's got that going for them.

Have you or anyone you know had a problem with the BlackBerry PlayBook? To check if yours is one of the recalled units, follow the Engadget link below, and search for your device's serial number within the spreadsheet.

source: Engadget
RIM recalls 935 BlackBerry PlayBooks for undisclosed reasons

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posted on 15 May 2011, 02:32

1. Socalvenom (unregistered)


who know's maybe it's due to over heating or the glass explodes?

posted on 15 May 2011, 02:42

2. cheetah2k (Posts: 804; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


A birdie told me its a faulty battery.

and there are more recalls to come.....

Thankgod my 64Gb SKU isn't affected (yet)

posted on 15 May 2011, 06:20

4. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


First, the Playbook was delayed for 1 month because RIM had problems securing the screens. Now, 935 Playbooks are faulty. When there's smoke, there's bound to be a fire.

That's typically what happens when you rush a product to a market.

posted on 15 May 2011, 11:14

5. Soulmanager11 (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 May 2011)


No good......

posted on 15 May 2011, 21:34 1

7. cheetah2k (Posts: 804; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


So this just ended up being a "Faulty OS Build" issue....

posted on 16 May 2011, 02:32 1

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


The BB playbook 16GB, I bought @bestbuy, was very buggy, it got stuck on boot up, for an hour., so I took it back the next day, for some reason , they didn't wanna give me my money back? so I got a exchange for a iPad 2, which I regret :( i still haven't used it,, I'm trying to sell it :) , any. ??? Lol

posted on 16 May 2011, 03:11 1

9. cheetah2k (Posts: 804; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


We forgive you. As far as your iPad is concerned, eBay is your friend :-p

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