Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sling Backtracks In iPhone

Back in the 1980's, in upstate New York, there was a local beer ad that's whole pitch was a constant barrage of "That's Great!", followed by counter arguments, set to the exclamations of "That's...not so good." On that context, I deliver the news that the SlingBox iPhone app is finally imminent, according to Engadget.

What's Great?
  • You can finally watch Sling content on the ultimate portable device.
  • They reversed a previous stance, making it compatible with all current and future SlingBoxes.
What's Not So Good?
  • It clocks in at $30, a whopping amount for an iPhone app.
  • They will not provide any support for the app to users of the older SlingBoxes.
  • No 3G support: WiFi only.
While it'll be available tomorrow morning, I think the price point is rough. I'll have to think pretty long and hard to consider this purchase. $9.99, you had me. Above that....That's Not So Good.

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