Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry, has announced newer warranty plans for its Playbook tablet computer, extending it to two years from the current one year term.
Earlier, Playbook buyers were given only 90 days of technical support and one year of limited hardware support.
With this new plan, they can have two years of technical support and hardware warranty, which not only provides additional protection against manufacturing defects but also covers accidental damages such as screen breaks too.
The plan, however, is optional and is available only for the United States and Canada users, who are required to pay $129 (Rs 6,000 approximately) to avail this service.
With the tentative launch of the BlackBerry Playbook in India scheduled in the month of June sometime, it is highly expected that RIM will also extend the warranty plans for the Indian users as well.