SlingPlayer for iPad won’t make initial launch

Slingplayer App on the Apple iPad

Sling Media has a SlingPlayer app destined for the iPad. Their plan is to move towards H.264 and Silverlight for upcoming versions, quite a leap from their current 320×240 resolution. One thing to think about is the iPad’s resolution of 1024×768 is by no means HD, let alone 720p. So a bit of a slap in the face to those who will actually be paying for 3G data on their iPads.

Sling says:

When it makes a noticeable difference in quality, we will definitely provide higher resolution streaming. The iPad is a good example of a device where we are hard at work on this, but unfortunately it won’t be there at the April launch.

Stay tuned for more from Sling, we’ll see if any of their rivals get in on the iPad’s Saturday launch.


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