SlingPlayer Mobile beta for BlackBerry now available to try

SlingPlayer Mobile beta for BlackBerry now available to try

Summary: Sling Media announced that a SlingPlayer Mobile client for BlackBerry devices would be coming out as a public beta and it is now available for download. Visit mobile.slingmedia.com/ from your BlackBerry browser to install it since there is no desktop installer for the software. Officially supported devices are the Pearl 8120, Pearl Flip 8220, Curve 8320, BlackBerry 8820, Curve 8900, and Bold 9000. I understand that the EDGE-only devices will also work, but performance won't be as good as you will find on a 3G BlackBerry device. You also need to have BlackBerry OS 4.5 or later to run the software.

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SlingPlayer Mobile beta for BlackBerry now available to trySling Media announced that a SlingPlayer Mobile client for BlackBerry devices would be coming out as a public beta and it is now available for download. Visit mobile.slingmedia.com/ from your BlackBerry browser to install it since there is no desktop installer for the software. Officially supported devices are the Pearl 8120, Pearl Flip 8220, Curve 8320, BlackBerry 8820, Curve 8900, and Bold 9000. I understand that the EDGE-only devices will also work, but performance won't be as good as you will find on a 3G BlackBerry device. You also need to have BlackBerry OS 4.5 or later to run the software.

Sling Media usually has these public betas up for a month or two while people test it out and then make the official client available for US$29.99. I don't have a SIM provisioned for the BlackBerry right now so I cannot test this client out, but I am sure reviews will start appearing very soon.

Topics: BlackBerry, Hardware, Mobility

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  • You need the actual box

    at first I thought this was a stand alone player itself, because my mobile phone could hook directly into a DISH DVR if I wanted to.

    I downloaded it for the HTC FUZE. and looks nice as an application, but I can't use it without spending $200 for the box. Basically, the program is a remote control for the slingbox and you can download the video content via Wi-Fi in short clips or full episodes depending on your storage capacity.

    If this was stand alone, than I would definatelly get it to download morning news for on the go.
    Maarek