Sprint says no to 4G BlackBerry PlayBook

Sprint says no to 4G BlackBerry PlayBook
Sprint has noted today that it has killed off plans to release a WiMax 4G BlackBerry PlayBook, citing low demand.

RIM, maker of the BlackBerry, and Sprint, said it was a "mutual decision" to cancel the 4G tablet, which was announced in January.

The carrier will continue to sell the Wi-Fi-only model of the device and it is unclear whether AT&T and Verizon will make similar decisions to axe the 4G model.

Says Page Alves, Sprint's head of business services:

Right now the majority of tablets are Wi-Fi only. People use tablets in fixed locations.

The 7-inch PlayBook came to the market to mixed reviews, mainly due to its lack of a native email app.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Aug 2011 1:58
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  • KillerBug

    I honestly think that this phone is the best thing that BlackBerry has ever done...or it would be if it was a phone. I know it is a little bigger than what people think of as phones, but it is just small enough to use as a handset and most people use bluetooth anyway. It is too small to compete in the tablet realm...it simply does not offer enough extra screen space compared to a smart phone...but if it was competing with smart phones, it would have the biggest screen on the market...a decided advantage for the very customer base that RIM was built on.

    13.8.2011 11:53 #1

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