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Sling finally launches iPad app

Sling Media has launched its much-anticipated SlingMobile Player for iPad app. Though it looks impressive, it costs $30 and isn't a universal app.

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Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Nook e-books and audiobooks.
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As we reported last week, Sling was on the verge of launching its much-anticipated SlingMobile Player for iPad app. Well, at long last, it's finally hit the App Store and our fears were realized: like other SlingMobile Player apps, it costs $29.99. Furthermore, it's not a universal app, so if you downloaded the iPhone version, you've got to pay up again.

Though the app appears to be impressive, we do think the price should be $14.99 or even $9.99 (some would argue free, but we'll take a price cut for starters).