RIM Loses $1.7 Million In BlackBerry PlayBooks From Indiana Truck Stop In Daring Theft.


RIM may not be able to get the public to love their BlackBerry Playbook tablet, but that doesn’t mean the 7″ slabs of neglect aren’t lust worthy to some people. The only problem for RIM in this case is that the latest group of Playbook-loving people are a band of thieves who managed to drive off with a semi loaded with 22 pallets worth of Playbooks from an Indiana truck stop. For those keeping count, that equates to about 5,000 Playbook talbets valued at roughly $1.7 million. Unfortunately for RIM, the truck and it’s contents weren’t equipped with a tracking device so it’s anyone’s guess as to where the tablets in question are being taken to.

Local, state, and federal agents are getting involved in the search for a believed 5-person posse of whom one person allegedly left some traceable fingerprints. For now, RIM’s going to have to play the waiting game. Though ultimately, those 5,000 Playbooks may just be gone forever.

In the meantime, if you happen to see a gray 2007 Volvo semi w/ attached sleeper and license plates reading “J407603″ Indiana police and RIM would love to have a word with you.

  • Source Herald Bulletin
  • Via Electronista | The Verge