In case you haven’t caught the news ’round the blogosphere, we’ve just announced the Slingbox PRO-HD and SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry. Both will be available for purchase later this year and both will be on display at CES in Las Vegas next week.
The Slingbox PRO-HD ($399.99) will stream high-def video at up to 1080i and with 5.1 digital audio. Hopefully Ben Drawbaugh (of EngadgetHD) will finally stop sending me hate mail, as we’re incorporating a digital tuner for ATSC and clear QAM content! Like the PRO before it, the PRO-HD will have multiple inputs (and outputs) – supporting a variety of HD and SD sources. Not only will we be able to placeshift HD to a computer, the PRO-HD can ship that high-def content off to another HDTV via the forthcoming SlingCatcher.
SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry ($29.99) will bring the same placeshifting functionality currently available on select Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and Symbian handsets to RIM’s platform later this year. We’re trying something a little new with the interface to take advantage of the BlackBerry trackball, and I’m really digging the “carousel.” Keep an eye on our Sling Community Channel Beta blog for an upcoming opportunity…
As you may have surmised from the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 pic above, I’m at the airport headed to Vegas. Talk to you on the other side.