Looks as if a third-generation Slingbox model is on the way. Already making the rounds on AOL's Engadget and enthusiast site Sling Community, the images look to have been originally culled from the FCC's Web site, courtesy of TG Daily. No digital fakery here, either: the FCC site is definitely the original source, and a Sling spokesman we contacted simply replied, "We're not prepared to comment at this time." That's hardly a denial, and it's as close to a confirmation as you can expect prior to an official announcement.
What can we glean about the new Slingbox from the images? It appears that the device is a next-gen version of the
Further details may emerge after a closer examination of the FCC documents, and we'll let you know as soon as Sling has an official announcement on the product. In the meantime, prospective Slingbox purchasers might want to hold off until we get specs and pricing for this new model.
Oh, and here's a final plea to Sling: We're hoping the white color is strictly a prototype. Let's see it in a home theater-friendly black, please.