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    SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Smartphones Coming December 30th!

    Dec. 18, 2008 — Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is pleased to announce SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry® smartphones will be available for download as part of a public beta beginning Dec. 30, 2008.

    For information on SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones including device support, operator support and system requirements, please visit Sling Media - BlackBerry.

    Sling Media will make SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones available to Slingbox customers in the U.S., Canada and the UK at launch. SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones will be available as a free download during the public beta period.

    The following is a list of BlackBerry smartphones that will be supported at launch.*

    BlackBerry Bold
    BlackBerry Curve 8900
    BlackBerry 8820
    BlackBerry Curve 8320
    BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
    BlackBerry Pearl 8120

    SlingPlayer Mobile requires BlackBerry device software 4.5 or greater. To see if your phone meets the minimum requirements, please visit the following URL using your BlackBerry smartphone’s browser: Sling Media: BlackBerry Software Check. We will check your BlackBerry smartphone and let you know if it is supported, if it needs a device software upgrade (available from your carrier), or if it is not supported at this time.

    *Sling Media continues to work with Research In Motion, to bring SlingPlayer Mobile to additional BlackBerry smartphone models. In addition, device support is dependent on your location and carrier. Please reference Sling Media - BlackBerry for more information and specific device and carrier support.

    If you are interested in reviewing SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones prior to the December 30th launch date, please contact Brian Jaquet, xxxxxxxx@slingmedia.com with your request.

    About Sling Media
    Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is a leading digital lifestyle company offering consumer services and products that are a natural extension of today’s digital way of life. Sling Media’s product family includes the internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox™ that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using PCs, Macs, PDAs and smartphones and the revolutionary new SlingCatcher™, a universal media player that seamlessly delivers broadcast TV, Internet video and personal content to the TV. Sling Media is also the company behind the video entertainment web site, Sling.com, offering consumers a wide variety of popular TV shows, movies and other entertainment free for viewing online or on the TV using SlingCatcher. For more information on Sling Media, the Slingbox or the SlingCatcher, visit Sling Media - Home of the Slingbox. To watch your favorite TV shows and movies, check out Sling - Watch full episodes, movies, and clips of your favorite TV and online shows.

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    Media contact:
    Brian
    Sling Media, Inc.

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

    SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Beta Date Set | Smartphone Nation

    Pretty cool!
    12-18-08 12:31 AM
  2. cobra302's Avatar
    cool, now i just need to get a slingbox!
    12-18-08 12:32 AM
  3. vtjman's Avatar
    no VZW 8130 love? Damn I have waited this long, and still not going to get it.
    12-18-08 02:07 AM
  4. H_D's Avatar
    You can still use it. Just download the beta for the 8100 series. I plan to just download the beta for the 8320 even though I'm using the 8330. It'll still work. It has more to do with the demensions of the screen than anything else. I can't wait! I've been waiting for about 7months now...and their FINALLY releasing the beta.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-18-08 02:36 AM
  5. imann101's Avatar
    No storm yet
    12-18-08 03:59 AM
  6. Pete6's Avatar
    It looks as if they are only initially supporting the WiFi equipped phones and then only the GSM phones. Odd.

    BlackBerry Bold
    BlackBerry Curve 8900
    BlackBerry 8820
    BlackBerry Curve 8320
    BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
    BlackBerry Pearl 8120
    12-18-08 10:18 AM
  7. john doe iii's Avatar
    It looks as if they are only initially supporting the WiFi equipped phones and then only the GSM phones. Odd.

    BlackBerry Bold
    BlackBerry Curve 8900
    BlackBerry 8820
    BlackBerry Curve 8320
    BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
    BlackBerry Pearl 8120
    I think it has something to do with Verizons "non stream" clause on data plans.
    12-22-08 03:00 PM
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