Thieves have stolen a semi-trailer carrying $1.7 million worth of BlackBerry PlayBook stock.
An Indiana Cargo driver on the way to RIM’s home province of Ontario stopped to get food and had his truck stolen. On board were 22 palettes worth of BlackBerry’s 7 inch PlayBook tablet.
Electronista claim it’s doubtful that the truck would be recovered as the shipment didn’t have GPS tracking.
The FBI’s interstate Theft Task Force heard the tablets were heading to Miami but at present don’t have any suspects.
Sales of PlayBook tablets have picked up following a dramatic drop in price from its original US$499 to just US$199. The company is hopeful the new price will help boost sales after shipping a dismal 150,000 PlayBooks last quarter.