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  1. AntL85's Avatar
    Does anyone know where I can find the official keyboard from RIM since its not on Crackberry or Blackberry stores anymore? Not ebay either, I'm looking for the actual retail priced keyboard and not being ripped off by from j*rk off.
    dphjeff and hreiner1 like this.
    03-27-13 10:11 PM
  2. Cap_172R's Avatar
    Hard to find nowadays.... they've been on sale (more like clearance). Only place i've seen it a couple months back was in Walmart,(but this was in Canada, so don't think that'll help you out much - sorry dude). Everywhere else was out of stock...
    03-27-13 10:23 PM
  3. axllebeer's Avatar
    Yeah it really sucks. I feel for you. I had waited and waited hoping the prices would go down on them. Instead they dissappear. Not exactly what I was hoping for.
    stillpointworks likes this.
    03-27-13 11:09 PM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    One more unanswered question about BBRY (rim) and its pb plans. It does get tiresome after a while getting no answers and few hints as to the life and death(?) of the pb.
    03-27-13 11:44 PM
  5. axllebeer's Avatar
    One more unanswered question about BBRY (rim) and its pb plans. It does get tiresome after a while getting no answers and few hints as to the life and death(?) of the pb.
    Agreed wholeheartedly. They have to be planning something for it. And although "the company formally known as RIM" has stated that it will get BB10, I just wish we had a time frame and goal set out as to what and when. And if not fine, if by the end of the summer, fine. I and many others just want to know.

    We aren't playing the waiting game, it's the guessing game.
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    03-27-13 11:50 PM
  6. axllebeer's Avatar
    It is rather concerning that they have essentially killed off the greatest accessory for the PlayBook. It does make one raise an eyebrow.
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    03-27-13 11:54 PM
  7. eddy_berry's Avatar
    The Walmart down the street from me has about a dozen of them locked in behind their electronics counter. They won't lower the price beyond $90. Not a bad price and i'll take one eventually but I don't need it immediately and will wait a bit longer. I don't know about the US though. I hope you find one OP.
    03-28-13 09:11 AM
  8. pengam's Avatar
    Live in the UK. Bought the keyboard when first introduced and it was shipped from USA with a cover which would take the PB.. Right, nice finish but could not switch on PB for love nor money - it was hopeless. Ditched the cover and now use the kb with the PB in another case (only PB) and it works ok.
    Everything fine.
    03-28-13 11:06 AM
  9. dphjeff's Avatar
    The mini-keyboard w/ convertible case are on Ebay for $194.00. What a crock of_____. You might bid on a used PlayBook w/ mini-keyboard to make the price easier to swallow (if you can find them). I would like to purchase one for the new 64GB PlayBook that I just bought but I'm not spending $200.00 for it.
    03-28-13 11:27 AM
  10. eaton18spd's Avatar
    I have an extra one, brand new in the box, never opened. bought from crackberry, probably one of the last ones they had. They went out of stock right after I bought it.
    03-28-13 11:33 AM
  11. DurdenLunarius's Avatar
    Sucks to be in the US and having them drop PB support... Currently bidding on a Mini Keyboard myself through EBay. We'll see if I get it
    03-28-13 11:35 AM
  12. Tsaishen's Avatar
    Yesterday I saw about 10 sitting on a shelf in a Wallmart in Saskatoon.... and they were priced at about $80 each
    03-28-13 11:48 AM
  13. dphjeff's Avatar
    Good luck. I was bidding on two last week and they both when for around $215.00. I stopped bidding at $155.00.
    03-28-13 11:49 AM
  14. RJB55's Avatar
    I admit to way over paying for a new in the box one on ebay a couple of weeks back. I really wanted one and could not find any in stores around where I live nor online. Was it worth it? Yeah I think it was. I've been using the heck out of it anyway.
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    03-28-13 02:34 PM
  15. dphjeff's Avatar
    I would have payed more but I already have two of them. So I will wait and see if stock comes back, so I can get one for my third PlayBook. I personal can't hardly use my PlayBook without the keyboard (giant sausage fingers). Just hope that BlackBerry keeps making them.
    03-28-13 03:39 PM
  16. stillpointworks's Avatar
    I bought mine a year ago and i loved it...then it suddenly stopped charging. I plug it in,it flashes green for about a minute and then goes to solid green as if it were charged. Then, when you try to use it it flashes red (low battery). So frustrating...then found a refurbished one online at the Source, and got it sent to me only to find that it wouldn't charge or turn on! Needless to say,I got my money back on that . That was their last one.... Turned to Kijijii local in Ottawa and was offered a used one at 125$ and a new one at $200. Outrageous....

    In desperation I bought a Hipstreet keyboard and case on Kijiji for 10$ ( I actually like the case better than the Backberry one as it doesn't fall over if you push it away from you) but the left shift key and the space key are driving me crazy....I miss my keyboard....

    Do you think RIM would repair it or iis it a lost cause? My husband and I are just about to rip the damn thing apart to see if there is something really obvious wrong!
    03-28-13 10:32 PM
  17. FF22's Avatar
    I bought mine a year ago and i loved it...then it suddenly stopped charging. I plug it in,it flashes green for about a minute and then goes to solid green as if it were charged. Then, when you try to use it it flashes red (low battery). So frustrating...then found a refurbished one online at the Source, and got it sent to me only to find that it wouldn't charge or turn on! Needless to say,I got my money back on that . That was their last one.... Turned to Kijijii local in Ottawa and was offered a used one at 125$ and a new one at $200. Outrageous....

    In desperation I bought a Hipstreet keyboard and case on Kijiji for 10$ ( I actually like the case better than the Backberry one as it doesn't fall over if you push it away from you) but the left shift key and the space key are driving me crazy....I miss my keyboard....

    Do you think RIM would repair it or iis it a lost cause? My husband and I are just about to rip the damn thing apart to see if there is something really obvious wrong!
    You can contact rim but with items like the keyboard and the rapid charger they generally require going back to the seller. But it is not initially a cheap item and it should work longer and have some warranty.

    The PB has a one year warranty to the original purchaser. It also has 90 free Tech support. I do not know how Rim deals with "quasi-tech support v. warranty"

    Rim Support
    Tel:
    Canada Toll Free: 1-877-644-8405
    United States Toll Free: 1-877-644-8410
    Puerto Rico Toll Free: 1-855-651-4936
    Email: playbooksupport@blackberry.com (this route generally does not work and a call is necessary)

    (UK Support) 0800 096 2805

    Playbook French Support
    Smartphones BlackBerry & Tablette Tactile - Modles de BlackBerry FR - France
    Phone : 0800 914 533 (within 90 days from activation)

    BlackBerry Customer Support Center
    Austria:0800-297-476
    Belgium:800-77-980
    RIM (Brasil Support toll free number): 0800-022-3161
    Bulgaria: 00800-118-1115
    Denmark: 802-50198
    France: 800-914-533
    Germany: 800-181-6530
    Italy: 800-789-272
    Luxembourg: 800-2-2187
    Netherlands: 800-022-7316
    Norway: 00-1-647-426-7058
    Poland: 00-800-112-43-59
    Portugal: 800-827-760
    Russia: 8-800-100-9643
    South Africa: 0800988892
    Spain: 900-866-969
    Sweden: 02-079-4448
    Switzerland: 0-800-802-492
    United Kingdom: 08000962805

    Phone-Numbers of BlackBerry PLAYBOOK- Helpdesks...

    Germany: 0800 1816530 (Gebhrenfrei)

    North-America: 1 877 255 2377 (Toll Free)

    UK: 0808 100 7466 (Toll Free UK only)

    Outside UK: +44 1753 558400

    Worldwide: 1 519 888 6181

    help@blackberry.com

    (BTW: Helpdesk for BlackBerry devices -except PlayBook- for Germany:
    0180 3302626)
    03-29-13 12:16 AM
  18. AntL85's Avatar
    Hey thanks guys for your replies. It really does suck that its not readily on the shelf anymore and raises the concern what they plan to do with the Playbook. Hopefully when the new tablet comes out we wont have to wait a year for the keyboard.
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    03-30-13 12:33 AM
  19. rmpb's Avatar
    I bought mine a year ago and i loved it...then it suddenly stopped charging. I plug it in,it flashes green for about a minute and then goes to solid green as if it were charged. Then, when you try to use it it flashes red (low battery).
    Did you try a different cord on it? It's an outside chance, but if it wasn't charging the new one or the old it's worth a shot.
    03-30-13 08:55 AM
  20. sparrow300's Avatar
    Yesterday I saw about 10 sitting on a shelf in a Wallmart in Saskatoon.... and they were priced at about $80 each
    That's what I paid a week ago in Winnipeg. Also at a WalMart.

    So there's your answer everyone. Order them online at WalMart.
    03-30-13 12:43 PM
  21. AntL85's Avatar
    Could one of our fellow Canadian crackberries post a link for us down here in the US?
    03-30-13 04:11 PM
  22. stillpointworks's Avatar
    Did you try a different cord on it? It's an outside chance, but if it wasn't charging the new one or the old it's worth a shot.
    Tried all the different cords I had, but thanks for suggesting it...tested them on the Playbook with Battery guru....
    03-30-13 05:39 PM
  23. johnierw's Avatar
    I just found this listed on ebay, I'm taking a chance but what the hey!!! They had 5 I bought one..Blackberry Playbook Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case Genuine Official | eBay
    dphjeff likes this.
    04-01-13 09:36 PM
  24. dphjeff's Avatar
    Thanks johnierw I ordered one too. Looks like the last one from this seller.
    johnierw likes this.
    04-01-13 10:22 PM
  25. johnwesley49's Avatar
    check out my findings on mini keyboard availibility: http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?p=8075213
    04-05-13 01:00 PM
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