While this may seem like it spells doom for the tablet, its only half the story. According to a leaked product roadmap obtained by BGR, RIM's follow-up to the PlayBook is well on its way. While the roadmap seems a bit outdated (it gives the PlayBook 3G a Q1 2013 release, which seems a bit far off) other documents note that the 3G PlayBook will offer a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, near-field communications, and PlayBook OS 2.0. So while some things are up in the air, others seem a bit more concrete.
But here's the question: With no real release date for the next PlayBook announced so far, is Sprint's move to axe the Wi-Fi version of the tablet a bit premature?