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Demon 01-04-2008 11:03 AM

Slingbox for Blackberrys, coming soon
Good news...
SlingPlayer for Blackberry coming in 2008 - CES 2008 - Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas - - CNET Blogs

nimocone 01-04-2008 11:06 AM

Looks like you beat me by a minute. But at least it's a different source...

gameboy213 01-04-2008 01:51 PM

Yippee! Finally!

donncon 01-05-2008 08:15 AM


Sith_Apprentice 01-05-2008 11:09 AM

it was posted the night before on the forums as well. before we knew it was from CES John and i were trying to find a link to a beta or something :) it is a great thing though, i will have secondhand knowledge from a friend sometime next week

mark0341 01-05-2008 05:08 PM

Sling Media News - Sling Media to Demonstrate Award-Winning SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry at CES

DaddyFizzle 01-06-2008 11:47 PM

Very cool...I can't wait!

BobMarley 01-06-2008 11:49 PM

not for tmobile...

Sith_Apprentice 01-07-2008 12:02 AM


Originally Posted by BobMarley (Post 794596)
not for tmobile...

why not Tmo? they have a wi-fi berry and with their purchase of suncom they will at least get the 8120 then, if not release it on their own before it.

John Clark 01-07-2008 12:04 AM

I'm sure it'll work on any carrier when it's released. I did talk to someone at SlingMedia and they said they haven't announced any release date other than it will be this year. If I hear more from them I'll post it. For now, it's still just "in the works."

gameboy213 01-07-2008 01:16 PM

I have been on 3 of their betas and I am sure that it will work on all carriers if you have a data plan. Granted EDGE won't stream as nice as EVDO, but it will work..... but I am just guessing.

ltj13 01-07-2008 01:27 PM

I don't see any reason that TMobile would be excluded... Granted EDGE isnt the fasted network but they now have WiFi devices available which should be more than sufficient...

Side Note: I cant wait for this to be released. I just got a SlingBox as a Christmas present and would love to be able to use it with my BB.

BobMarley 01-08-2008 09:32 AM

so edge will work! Hooray!
spotty or not, as long as I can play!

Sith_Apprentice 01-08-2008 09:40 AM

100-400kbps (usually closer to the lower end) of streaming video will be painful...wont give you much of a chance to buffer the video

John Clark 01-08-2008 11:15 PM

I can use my BB to tether and Sling and it's decent...a little choppy. I would think with the small display of the BB that it would be possible and not too bad. Obviously, EVDO or WiFi would be preferable. My biggest concern will be how it handles memory.

Bu11d0z3r 01-09-2008 06:53 AM

SlingPlayer Beta signup
Here is a link that I found to signup for the beta program at slingmedia:

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry - 2008 is it! From "Channel Beta", A Blog by Sharon R. (Sling Media): Sling Community

Good Luck. Whoever gets chosen, please share...;-)

ltj13 01-09-2008 07:03 AM

Do you think that the slingClient will be limited to devices that have the 4.3 OS?

Sith_Apprentice 01-09-2008 10:11 AM

I would say probably at first. i think they will develope for the new technology before supporting the old. and i have signed up hopefully they will contact me for a beta. i can safely say i probably have access to more different devices than most people they will see lol

John Clark 01-09-2008 10:22 AM

It's very likely that Sling Player for BB will require 4.3 as 4.2 doesn't support any streaming video.

John Clark 01-09-2008 10:30 AM

...and I signed up as well, of course!

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