BlackBerry PlayBook Shipment Hijacked, 5200 Tablets Stolen
This is as entertaining a story as much as it's down right depressing if you're an RIM lover/staffer. A truck loaded up with 5,200 BlackBerry PlayBooks was on its way to Ontario, Canada via Plainfield, Indiana. The heist took place when the driver for the truck made a stop to eat and shower only to find after his return that the truck was gone!
The local police are working with the FBI Interstate Task Force to find the stolen truck and goods aboard, and currently have footage from a surveillance camera to hopefully aid in the hunt. The loss could be worth anywhere between $1.5 - $5 million depending on what models of tablets were in the shipment. If they aren't found, that would only add to the loss Research In Motion already swallowed for the PlayBook to cover the cost of inventory sitting on shelves. That cost was over $485 million already.
Research In Motion just can't get a break lately it seems!