New Zealand's Entire Xperia Play Shipment for Vodafone was Stolen!

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  1. dgstorm

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    The following news sounds like something out of a "heist/caper" movie, but with a much weaker payout. The entire shipment of Xperia Play phones that was heading for Vodafone in New Zealand was stolen! New Zealand may be a small nation, but it still seems amazing that an entire country's shipment of "Playstation phones" was stolen.

    It kinda makes you scratch your head... I would think, that once you try to activate these phones, their internal ID's would make it easy to track down, so why would anyone want to steal them?

    Source: Android.net via Engadget
     
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    Holy crap that sucks. And is pretty astonishing.

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    You would think... But they could be activated on one of China's telecoms since their biggest is state-run.
     
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    It was an intricate plot ran by Sega, in attempts to thwart the Sony phone, as they are almost ready to release their Sega Genesis cellphone.
     
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    To sell them to people that don't know they're stolen.

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    Almost sounds like some weird publicity stunt, kind of like the iPhone 4 being accidentally left at a bar. :unsure:
     
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    Sounds like sony is having all sorts of security problems. First play station network and then there phones whats next someone going to go to the manufacturing plant and take all their merchandise.
     
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    Was 30 Playstation Phones their whole supply???
     
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    ^^ this. Pretty obvious.
     
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    I wonder who was in charge of the supply.


    Brock Lesnar? lol. What an easy robbery
     
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    I wonder who was in charge of the supply.


    Brock Lesnar? lol. What an easy robbery
     
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    You'll see pages full of Sony Xperia Plays for sale on New Zealand's craigslist section soon lol
     
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