The BlackBerry PlayBook is out for a couple of weeks now and has already won accolades for its solid hardware. However, the latter bit does not seem to apply for a particular batch of PlayBooks, numbering at almost a 1000 units. A total of 935 PlayBooks have been found to have been delivered to the consumers with some shortcomings. All the defective units have been delivered at Staples and RIM has now issued recalls for the tablets so as to rectify the defects. As of now, only the PlayBooks that were sold by Staples have been recalled and it’s not clear if there are any other retailers next in line. No word either as to what sort of a fault these defective batch of PlayBooks might have in them.
In any case, those who have bought their PlayBooks from Staples and fall under the purview of the recall but is yet to get any official intimation from the retailer can check out the serial numbers mentioned here. If any matches with your hardware, your PlayBook has a date with RIM.
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