New Zealand's Xperia Play Shipment Stolen! US Verizon Launch Nears

[UPDATE] The theft bit was all a hoax of some kind, but hopefully Verizon can manage its launch without such inane tactics. 

Title says it all really, but there we were all ready to cheer on our Antipodean friends, with offers and launch details, and now some ratty gang has gone and half-inched the lot. Engadget has the details but basically, if someone offers you a smartphone in a Kiwi pub, turn them down and turn them in.

Americans get some happier news with the Verizon launch date of 26 May fast approaching, with pre-orders being taken from Thursday. Hopefully Verizon has tighter security than Vodafone.