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Sling outs SlingPlayer Mobile beta for BlackBerry

updated 07:50 am EST, Thu December 18, 2008

SlingPlayer BBerry Beta

Sling on Thursday revealed the imminent launch of a public beta for SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry. The app lets BlackBerries with 3G or Wi-Fi stream the video from a Slingbox at home and lets the user remote control any source that supports input from the streaming hub. The feature is meant to help commuters catch TV shows they might miss but also lets users access on-demand content from devices like the Apple TV or TiVos.

The SlingPlayer app officially requires phones as simple as the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and Pearl Flip 8220 and scales up to very modern BlackBerries like the Bold and the Curve 8900; all of them need at least BlackBerry OS 4.5. Informally, the software is also known to work on devices with very stable EDGE-only connections. The beta goes live on December 30th; Sling hasn't said when it expects to produce a finished product, though it should cost $30 when it becomes available.



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