By December 18, 2008

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Public Beta Available December 30th

image From 30th December Sling will launch the Public Beta for Blackberry. SlingPlayer™ Mobile lets you watch and control your home TV and DVR via a Slingbox™ on your BlackBerry smartphone. Currently available now for Windows Mobile, Palm and Symbian this is a welcome addition to supported handsets. Sling are also rumoured to be working on a version for the iPhone too.

Please review the list of BlackBerry smartphones that work with SlingPlayer Mobile below to be sure your phone is currently supported. We strongly recommend that when connecting to your Slingbox you use a 3G cellular or WiFi connection that meets our minimum network download speed requirements.
If your BlackBerry smartphone is not listed below, please check back here again soon. We are working on supporting additional devices.

Recommended Devices

BlackBerry Bold  BlackBerry 8820  BlackBerry Curve 8320  BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220  BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Device Requirements:

  • A supported BlackBerry smartphone with 3G wireless service and/or WiFi Internet connectivity, as well as the following minimum device software versions. (To check your BlackBerry device software version, select Options from your home screen, then select About. Third line shows the device software version installed.)
    • Bold – minimum 4.6.0.0 and above; optimal at 4.6.0.167 and above
    • 8820 – minimum 4.5.0.0 and above; optimal at 4.5.0.110 and above
    • 8320 – minimum 4.5.0.0 and above; optimal at 4.5.0.81 and above
    • 8220 – minimum 4.6.0.0; optimal at 4.6.0.174 and above
    • 8120 – minimum 4.5.0.0; optimal at 4.5.0.110 and above
  • For more information on how to check for and install available BlackBerry device software updates, click here.
  • Network download speed of 120 Kbps (or higher)
  • 2 MB free memory on device to install

via Sling and Mobility Today

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