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Update: BlackBerry PlayBook OEM Convertible Case Out of Stock?

UPDATE: Terrence is telling us that ShopBlackBerry confirms the BlackBerry PlayBook Convertible Case will only be restocked in June.

PlayBook Convertible Case

While at BlackBerry World last week I heard quite a few BlackBerry PlayBook users complaining about the OEM BlackBerry PlayBook Convertible Case. RIM decided to put a rubber guard around the sides of the case which covers up the power and media keys. That would be fine if RIM did it right but it makes it really hard to push those buttons. Still that did not stop the case from selling out from the on site Wireless Giant store during BlackBerry World.

Either way we were told that the Convertible Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now listed as Out Of Stock on ShopBlackBerry. Terrence also let us know that Staples reps were saying that the product was being recalled due to the seams falling apart easily and that they had returned their stock. On the other hand it looks like Best Buy is still selling them.

So I thought I would throw it out there. Are any of you having issues with the BlackBerry PlayBook Convertible Case? What do you think of it?

I actually decided not to get one and opted for the much cheaper GTMax fake leather Folio case (Possibly cheaper here) that Luis recommended to me for a much more reasonable $10 which does not cover the buttons.

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  1. I bought it and returned it 2 days later. The button thing was annoying. As was not being able to charge while closing my case.

  2. I have one. I didn’t have any issues but switched to the OEM sleeve since it is thinner.

  3. That is super annoying to hear since RIM is charging $50 for them. I ordered mine but since it is out of stock have yet to see it, and when I called RIM the rep in India told me there were unavailable until June. Maybe they are fixing the issues mentioned?

    Anyone have the rapid charging stand? How is that working out for everyone?

  4. I pre-ordered the “Slip case” but got a note from best buy that it was discontinued.

    Maybe it was too slippy 😛

  5. That GTMax case looks like it covers the bezel. Doesn’t that eliminate all the swipe gestures from the bezel?

    • I have the GTmax works pretty good haven’t had any issues using the bezel it still leaves room for it. Carrying the PlayBook on it is comfortable too

    • Your comment got me thinking and I decided to shop around for all the other sellers of the GTMax case, some of the ones that I saw look different from the one I bought and you are right they do cover the bezel. The one I got is from Blue mall on amazon if you look at the one from iSphoppingdeals looks way different, and that one does cover the bezel

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