SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone Coming Soon?

No, SlingPlayer Mobile is still not available in the App Store. Are any of our readers getting sick of hearing about SlingPlayer for iPhone and the numerous reasons/rumors on the applications delays in making it's debut in the App Store?

Well maybe, just maybe we have a bit of good news for you today. Sling has recently updated their web page to give the iPhone world a little more insight on the status of their SlingPlayer Mobile.

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blockquote>"The team has been working hard to bring the SlingPlayer Mobile experience to the iPhone and iPod Touch. We've submitted the first release of our application to the iPhone App Store. We are in close contact with our partners at Apple and are optimistic that it will be approved soon. We hope the wait won’t be much longer."

They "hope" [emphasis ours]? That's not a very confident word. We don't know about you, but TiPb will believe it when we see it.

[Via Sling]

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SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone Coming Soon?

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Maybe I am a cynic but this is the email that I received from Sling PR in early April...wording is very close to what is on the webpage...maybe they finally wanted to stop answering the same question...over and over so they put it on the iphone page
John,
As you know, we submitted our SlingPlayer Mobile iPhone application to Apple for acceptance to distribute in their App Store at the end of March. We are very excited about releasing the app and are confident that it will be approved. We are in frequent contact with our partners at Apple as we go through the process but at this point in time I cannot give you an exact time frame as to when we will be live in the store. Thanks for your interest. We hope the wait won't be much longer.
Warmest regards,
Jay Tannenbaum

I am starting to believe that this will go the way of starplayr....for different reasons obviously since Starplayr wasn't being developed by Sirius whereas this is a sling app. Its taking far too long and I have to believe that AT&T is worried about bandwidth.

Well, I am continuing to postpone getting an i-phone until slingplayer is available. I am getting by with my 2 1/2 year old Windows Mobile phone with slingplayer mobile installed. I really like the sleek look of the i-phone, but if it won't do what my current phone does, what is the point?

Who needs sling player when orb already exists and works great. I don't understand why orb was accepted but this might not orb used a lot of band width and streams live video recorded video audio and documents

Despite whatever Sling is doing in wanting you to upgrade equipment, or if Orb works for you, it just seems to me iphone users would want this approved.
Disapproval brings us nothing and certainly won't inspire any competitors to waste their time and money developing similar apps.

Orb is janky. I like having a slim little box on top of my tv and setting and forgetting. Orb is too complicated plus my PC's not always on. Not to mention the frame rate you get with Orb is hideous

What annoys me is that all I hear about is AT&T but I am in the UK and on a completely different network.
Just release the thing already!