Pocket-lint is reporting that Sling Media, maker of the increasingly popular SlingBox, is working on a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for the BlackBerry.
The SlingBox is a little gadget that you hook up to your home audio visual equipment that allows you to stream media across the internet. SlingPlayer Mobile is the software that view your streaming media with on your laptop, Windows Mobile device, Palm, Symbian, and soon to be BlackBerry devices.
I personally cannot wait until this is available.
Is Edge fast enough to watch streaming video or would you only be able to use Wi-Fi for it?
My guess would be that EvD0 would be fast enough but it wouldn’t be unlike Verizon to block it.
Couldn’t find anything more to support Sling for BB than the last time it came up in January as a no gonna happen any time soon.
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Robb, all this data would have to be sent through the BB servers no? Wouldn’t this be alittle too much data for systems designed for email and non-html web pages? I keep reminding myself unlike other wireless devices the BB devices in our pockets is just one part of the BB system. (As we sadly are reminded of when there is a RIM server problem)
I think that streaming media would be kind of choppy over EDGE.
I am not sure how the data would flow. Does anyone know if streaming media content for the Sona Mobile Player for BlackBerry is directed through RIM’s back end?
Pocket-lint is a pretty reputable site. I doubt that they would say that they’ve confirmed this if they haven’t.
data fees would kill you unless they were unlimited.