"This is based purely on anecdotal evidence at the moment, but it appears that AT&T and Samsung are quietly recalling some original BlackJacks. The recall seems to only affect handsets that were manufactured between November 2006 and February 2007, and it seems to be due to some sort of antenna issue. Apparently certain internal antenna components have been wearing rather strangely over time, leading to a loose and disengaged antenna…"
I just saw this here at the office (I have BGR pulled down via RSS in Outlook…) and got very disappointed after I popped the battery out of my BJ and saw my manufacture date of 06.12.
If you take a look at this posting over at the AT&T Forums, you’ll get the straight poop on
- How to id if your unit is effected, and
- The phone number to call to get remediation
I’ve already got a refurbed unit, so I don’t know how this is going to effect me. I’ll keep everyone posted.