Sprint Won’t Sell the Playbook

Greg Bensinger at the WSJ:

Sprint had said in January it would sell a version of the device as soon as this summer that would run on its fourth-generation network. The carrier said this week that those plans had been halted because the market for tablets has became too crowded.

“It’s an interesting concept, it just hasn’t caught on with business customers as much as they would like,” said Paget Alves, president of Sprint’s business markets group. “There are so many tablets in the market, it creates confusion for the average customer.”

What Paget Alves really wanted to say, but couldn’t: “The Playbook is a bad product, so we won’t carry it”.

Sprint Won’t Sell the Playbook