I used to really think that Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry would be the coolest thing since sliced bread, however, the more I think about it the more I wonder just how useful Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry really is.

The SlingPlayer Mobile Client that is coming out for BlackBerry will be kind of cool, but, beyond that, what real advantages will Wi-Fi give you on your BlackBerry?

A RIMarkable reader sent us an email over the weekend asking why I haven’t made a big deal about the new Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerrys that have come out, or, are coming out. I guess that the question I have in return is if having Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry something to make a big deal about.

Maybe I am biased because my carrier offers no BlackBerrys with Wi-Fi. Maybe I am overlooking some obvious benefit. If I am, let me know about it in the comments.