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RIM recalls over 900 faulty PlayBook tablets

Research in Motion forced to recall batch of tablets sold through Staples

It hasn’t been a month since the Blackberry PlayBook finally made its way to shelves, and now it may already be making its way off them. According to a report by Engadget, a faulty batch is forcing Research in Motion (RIM) to recall over 900 tablets.

According to the website’s sources, these defective tablets were part of a shipment received and distributed through Staples. Although it looks as if only the 16GB version of the tablet was affected, the actual cause of the problem is not yet clear. In addition, a thread on the popular Crackberry forums seems to indicate that owners of the affected tablet haven't run into any major issues yet. 

As of now, neither RIM nor Staples have announced anything with regards to a recall, but if the reports are true then we should be hearing something soon enough.  For those interested in knowing whether or not their tablet is affected, the Engadget report also includes a full list of the plagued serial numbers, 935 to be exact, which can be found here.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-05-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)