Thieves in Mississauga, Ont., made off with more than $1 million in Blackberry smart phones last weekend, demonstrating a rare show of interest in the flagging Canadian brand. About 2,700 of the phones were nabbed from a warehouse, according to Peel Regional Police. PIN numbers for the stolen white and grey handsets have been recorded, police say, and anyone caught with a pilfered phone could face charges. News of the poached harvest came as officials from Blackberry-maker RIM were meeting with authorities in the U.K. to discuss the role played by the phone’s messenger system in recent riots.
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