We have seen a few rumored launch dates (and rumored delays) in terms of the Sprint branded BlackBerry PlayBook up until this point and that being said, it would be nice to just see it launch so we can end this series. Anyway, the launch may be coming up rather quickly. According to a blog post from Gerald Evans (who is a Market Director for Sprint), the PlayBook will be launched on June 5th.
The much anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with Wi-Fi® connectivity and 16 GB of storage will go on sale in all Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, www.sprint.com and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) on Sunday, June 5, for $499.99 (plus tax).
Of course, that launch comes with a catch. If you missed it, Evans is talking about the Wi-Fi only model of the PlayBook which means the 4G PlayBook is going to remain in the rumor category for now. That being said, does anyone really need to wait for Sprint to begin selling a Wi-Fi only PlayBook considering they are available with so many other retailers at this point?