At least, that's what our sister publication is reporting
. If true, there will be a tremendous firestorm of anger from iPhone customers who expected to use this app the way the Sling app runs on other devices, including some cellphones on AT&T that are able to use 3G. Using this $30.00 app on just Wi-Fi is a real turn off to many users. This app has had its share of ups and downs
, with Sling confidently predicting it was on the way. It may be on the way, but it appears to have been seriously crippled. Editor's note: The story is now confirmed by Sling. Wi-Fi only (at this time).
Engadget is saying the app will be released after midnight EDT tonight. They also say older Sling hardware WILL work with the mobile app, albeit unsupported.I would think hardware stores will be busy today with sales of pitchforks and torches.
We have calls into Sling for an explanation. I don't think this is going to be pretty.
One of our British readers (thanks Adrien) says the app is already in the UK app store. Here is a link
to a capture of the page in iTunes. No doubt about it. People are not going to be happy with Sling, Apple, or AT&T.