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Old 11-20-2006, 05:41 AM   #1
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I'm an avid Slingbox user on a Window Mobile 5.0 phone. There are just too many things I hate about Windows Mobile and personally prefer using a Blackberry. What are the odds a mobile SlingPlayer will come out for the Blackberry OS on the 8800? Any speculations? Just curious to hear some of your thoughts on it.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Not heard of anything but that would be a killer app..
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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I made a post in thier mobile beta forum (i am a member) requesting this for the pearl and they responded that EDGE is slower than EVDO and could be a problem. Also asked for video format pearl supports. I responded with maybe just releasing for 8800 and using wifi until they could see better how edge performed. Also sent the video conversion specs. Haven't heard anyting else about it.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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They said it is "possible" technically speaking, and will consider it if enough people show interest
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:51 PM   #5
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That would be AWESOME! Have been thinking about a slingbox for a while. That would make the decision for me! It'd have to be for a Pearl, though!
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:03 PM   #6
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Well lets point them to this thread and have everyone who "shows interest" to post.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #7
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Interest being shown
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:54 PM   #8
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Ditto on interest...As long as TMO gets their act in gear and gets 3G going...
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:54 PM   #9
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Extremely interested in this... Is there anybody at SlingMedia we can/should email?
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:45 AM   #10
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Glad to see there are others showing interest! That is the 1 and only thing making me debate waiting for the 8800. I posted something int he slingcommunity.com forums, but no responses yet.
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WTH is slingbox anyway? Is it just a media player app?
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I am interested as well, but think this is only going to work over WiFi and not EDGE. When I try to use my slingbox over a 1XRTT connection on my laptop, it barely works. When I am in EVDO range, it works great. (BTW, I am using a Sprint EVDO card). There is rumor that Sling will develop a J2ME app and a Palm app soon, but, it is only rumor.

BTW, a sling box allows you to rebroadcast your cable or satellite service over the internet. It also allows you to control the cable/satellite box. I dont care much for most things on TV, but do use it to catch sports (especially local teams) when I am out of town.
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WTH is slingbox anyway? Is it just a media player app?
Slingbox allows you to watch your TV shows on your windows mobile phone as long as you have a high speed internet connection. It streams your TV shows using your internet connection to your phone. It is as if you are watching TV at home. I donxxx8217;t think itxxx8217;s available for BlackBerry yet. They are currently working on making it compatible with Symbian.

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Old 11-21-2006, 07:53 PM   #14
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i will buy a slingbox if this becomes available.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:49 PM   #15
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VZW (EVDO) user here is very interested in a BBerry OS based Slingplayer. Have had the slingbox and slingplayer PC for over a year and love it as I travel a good deal.

I'd definitely be down with Slingplayer on my BB.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:44 PM   #16
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That would be great!
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:02 AM   #17
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I'm willing to bet more people would end up slinging from a BB than any symbian OS. Just most BB users I know aren't the type to post in a forum requesting it. I know at least 5 other people at work who would immediately install sling on their BB.
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It has to start with Sling Media supporting the OS. Currently, the only mobile it supports is WM. It doesn't support Palm OS either. Thus, it works on the Treo 700wx, but not on the 700P. BTW, I want Sling support and Bluetooth DUN on a 3G 8800. Soon. Please.
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Seriously I canxxx8217;t wait for slingbox to become available. But I wish they provided some sort of broadcasting service where they have like TV shows from all over the world and you pay a monthly fee to watch them, (hint to slingbox). I would sign up for that in a quickness because I only have basic cable! Some people are partnering up and exchanging channels! But some sort of broadcast service would make things easier.

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Old 11-24-2006, 01:23 AM   #20
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I think the sling media would be great for the BB but only ones with evdo support. Try it over edge, and it would just be too slow and thus rendering it unwatchable. When I watch it on my laptop in a very low signal area, it becomes very very fuzzy to the point where it wasn't worth watching it anymore.
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