August 14, 2011 by USA Post
BlackBerry PlayBook, A recent announcement that Sprint (NYSE: S) said that the company has discontinued its plans to offer BlackBerry PlayBook 4G Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) although it will still offer the Wi-Fi only version of the tablet.
The company apologized for any inconvenience that the company has indicated that the tablet BlackBerry 4G PlayBook that was previously announced last January will not be offered by the company more. The company added that the decision was taken by both RIM and Sprint.
After the recent report in the Sprint 4G PlayBook BlackBerry, RIM also said the company focused on 4G LTE and connectivity technology used by Sprint 4G WiMax uses. A statement from RIM said the company has come to a decision to focus on the development and prioritization of LTE.
Assessments are ongoing and the company intends to acquire certifications for network equipment in the U.S. market and international market by fall, the company said.
The tablet 4G Sprint offer is only 4G Evo View HTC (TPE: 2498) and it will probably be the shelf 4G only that the company will offer, for he has decided not to offer the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G.
But Sprint also said that customers can take advantage of 4G connectivity for BlackBerry PlayBook using the Overdrive Pro Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR), the 3G/4G MiFi Novatel (NASDAQ: NVTL) or any Sprint’s 4G devices whose capabilities based mobile hotspot. Michelle Leff Mermelstein According to Sprint, which will provide customers with additional flexibility as they can use other devices besides the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The range of tablets Sprint currently has Xoom Motorola (NYSE: IGM), Galaxy Tab Samsung (SEO: 005930) except for the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook.
The BlackBerry PlayBook has a number of competitors from Asus (TPE: 2357), Acer (TPE: 2353), Toshiba (TYO: 6502), Samsung and Motorola. All these devices use Google’s Android OS H (NASDAQ: GOOG). However, the tablet market is currently dominated by Apple iPad (NASDAQ: AAPL) has not made it easy for other companies to market their pills, including the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The announcement of the latest favor of RIM said that nearly 500,000 units were delivered PlayBook BlackBerry. However, the company said it did not do its revenue targets by a huge margin. The company also said the layoffs will happen in the second quarter.
Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM, said during this period that the BlackBerry PlayBook not go according to plans by the company.
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