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$1.7 million worth of Blackberry Playbooks stolen in Indiana

As if Research in Motion didn't have enough problems, now the company has to deal with the fact that a massive shipment of its Blackberry Playbook tablets have now been stolen. According to a report on the Anderson, Indiana-based Heraldbulletin.com web site, a shipment of the tablets, valued at $1.7 million, was taken on Thursday.

The report claims that the driver of the semi-tractor trailer that contained the tablets stopped at a local Pilot Travel Center truck stop to get something to eat and also to take a shower. When he came back to where the thought the truck was, he discovered that it was no longer at its parking space.

The truck contains 22 pallets containing the units of the Blackberry Playbook. There's no word on exactly how many units were inside the truck but if the contents were indeed worth $1.7 million there could be as few as 3,400 units if the tablets are considered to be worth its original price of $499 each or as many as 8,500 units if the tablets are considered to be worth their current price of $199.

The story states that the FBI has been contacted about the theft of the truck but so far there are no suspects in the case.

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