So the latest rumor coming from the Wall Street Journal is that Sprint is cancelling their WiMax variant of the 4G BlackBerry PlayBook. That really is no surprise since even Sprint is more or less giving up on WiMax. Nobody else really seems to be using WiMax and even the carriers that bought into the push of WiMax have given up on it along with Intel which practically made the standard.
The only downside is that Sprint was the only carrier confirmed to be getting a 4G PlayBook. Verizon and AT&T have not made commitments either way so RIM is going to need to get a new partner on board ASAP. What do you think? I guess that simply answers why the 4G WiMax PlayBook did not come this summer though the LTE and 4G GSM versions were supposed to come by the end of the year.