We all know that the BlackBerry Playbook is not at the top of most people’s Christmas lists, but is it really that lame duck of a tablet? Perhaps, when you compare it to what is available on the market, with the Apple iPad 2 leading the way, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 nipping on its heels. Still, there are certain quarters of humanity who think that the Playbook is worth something, as Herald Bulletin reported that a truck ferrying stock of BlackBerry Playbook tablets which was headed towards Ontario, Canada, actually got stolen. This incident occurred when the driver made a pit stop at the Pilot Travel Center off State Road 67, West of Interstate 69, and the total Playbooks stolen were said to be worth around $1.7 million.

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Sounds like a whole lot, and hopefully RIM had that batch insured against theft. While $1.7 million is a sum of money many of us will be unable to get hold of during this lifetime, it is but a drop in the ocean for RIM who lost $485 million due to lacklustre company performance, shipping a mere 150,000 tablets in Q4 2011.

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