Sling Media will be showing their award-winning SlingPlayer Mobile software running on RIM BlackBerry smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 7th – 10th. The technology demonstration will take place in Sling Media’s booth, #73106, Sands Convention Center, using a BlackBerry Pearl 8120, which incorporates both cellular and Wi-Fi data connectivity. Sling Media will release SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry later this year.
The personalized mobile TV experience for BlackBerry smartphones is enabled by the award-winning Slingbox which allows customers to watch their home TV on an Internet-connected Mac or PC as well as a number of mobile phone platforms including Windows Mobile, Palm OS and Symbian OS.
SlingPlayer Mobile does not require a monthly fee or other recurring charges. Slingbox customers simply need to purchase SlingPlayer Mobile for a one-time charge of $29.99. All versions of SlingPlayer Mobile include a 30 day free trial. The Slingbox Goes HD
The Slingbox PRO-HD will cost $399, be available in the third quarter of 2008, include inputs for TV receivers, Blu-ray and HD-DVD players. It will be the first Slingbox that can display HD signals sent from a different location. However, because of bandwidth requirements in transmitting HD signals, the Slingbox PRO-HD would work best sending programming to different rooms within the same house by setting up a home network of TVs.