BGR cited a note to investors from Mike Abramsky, who is from leading investment bank RBC Capital Markets:
The Wi-Fi version of RIM’s tablet is the only version Research In Motion currently manufacturers. The reasons for the discontinuation of the Wi-Fi edition, Abramsky states, could be related to a pullback in production, a move that would align channel inventory with slower than expected sell-through, in addition to RIM focusing on upcoming cellularly-connected PlayBook versions.
As reported by Neowin, RIM has responded to BGR through its official BlackBerry Twitter account. In the tweet, RIM rejected the rumor and said that the "WiFi PlayBook is launching in new countries practically every week".