RIM’s tale of woes has taken a new turn. If flagging sales of its PlayBook tablet device haven’t been enough, an entire rig containing $1.7 million dollars worth of PlayBook tablets has gone missing. While exact details are still a bit sketchy, the 22 pallets containing the tablets were believed to be headed towards Ontario. Investigators are already on the job to track down the miscreants involved in it, though they believe it might be tough to book the criminals and recover the lost units.
In any case, it’s an interesting new development in the entire PlayBook saga, though surely not the most pleasant one for RIM. RIM has had to lower the price of the 7 inch tablets to ensure they remain in competition with their better known competitors, like the Kindle Fire or the Nook Tablet, and now the theft of a huge number of tablets has compounded RIM’s problems even more.