AAPL Stock: 118.88 ( + 1.13 )

Printed from

Sprint axes BlackBerry PlayBook, Evo 4G this week

updated 02:00 pm EST, Wed January 25, 2012

Sprint to phase out PlayBook, Evo 4G, more

A leaked End-of-Life (EOL) report shared by SprintFeed reveals Sprint will phase out the BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Evo View 4G, and Evo View 4G before month's end. The shipments to carrier stores will decrease before ceasing altogether. The discontinuation of the two tablets could be an indication Sprint is readying sequels, although only the PlayBook refresh has been hinted at so far.

Back in November, a Sprint executive said the carrier needs to focus on tablets that have phone features and can connect to high-speed networks. With Samsung's Galaxy Note recently arriving in the US, the tablet/smartphone hybrid is potentially a fit, although Sprint's Galaxy Nexus and AT&T's at least temporary exclusive may dampen expectations.

The Evo 4G has been one of the longest-serving and successful smartphones on Sprint and one of the few Android phones to get support for almost all its lifecycle, starting off on Android 2.1 but getting 2.2 and 2.3.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented