Sprint says no 4G for BlackBerry PlayBook

Well it looks like Sprint is no longer in favor of picking up the BlackBerry PlayBook in the WiMax 4G variety anymore. Despite earlier online advertisements, Sprint has decided to cancel plans for a PlayBook on their network. Sprint representatives have stated that Research in Motion (RIM) has not been able to achieve a massive adoption rate in the business sector. According to them the lack of sales, of business customers, coupled with the crowded tablet space in the industry has lead them to this decision.

We feel sorry for the customers who signed up to receive the Sprint updates about this device. There may be many users that wanted a PlayBook with 4G WiMAX. There could be other reasons behind this decision that we may be unaware as well Hopefully this is not a sign that carriers are giving up on the BlackBerry QNX tablet for not being a heavy sales competitor to the Android and Apple tablets. Were you waiting for the Sprint PlayBook 4G? Are you disappointed? Chime in on the comment fields below.


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Solomon Massele
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