Plans Change

PCWorld, back in January:

Sprint Nextel will sell a WiMax version of the Research In Motion PlayBook tablet beginning this summer, the companies announced on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Fierce Wireless, this week:

Research in Motion’s PlayBook tablet suffered another blow as Sprint Nextel announced it cancelled plans to sell a WiMAX-enabled version of the device. […]

“It’s an interesting concept, it just hasn’t caught on with business customers,” Paget Alves, president of Sprint’s business markets group, told the Wall Street Journal in explaining Sprint’s decision not to carry the PlayBook.

Where by “business customers”, Alves means “anyone”.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011