RIM has issued a statement on the news earlier today that Sprint had cancelled the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G WiMax variant. It seems like we were right earlier that RIM has focused on LTE instead of WiMax since even WiMax carriers have given up on WiMax. Here is what RIM has to say:
RIM has decided to prioritize and focus its 4G development resources on LTE. We remain excited and committed to delivering innovative and powerful 4G tablets to the US market together with our carrier partners. Testing of BlackBerry 4G PlayBook models is already underway and we plan to enter labs for network certifications in the US and other international markets this fall.
Any questions? Essentially that means a Verizon 4G PlayBook with an AT&T one probably coming when AT&T gets their LTE network up later this year.