Mobile Tech News — FindMe Released, SlingPlayer Improvements Coming, ZoomBoard Updated

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Let Your Friends and Family Find You with FindMe

Electric Pocket has just launched FindMe, which allows users to share their current locations automatically through their BlackBerry or Windows Mobile smartphones without needing a GPS receiver.

FindMe offers the ability to "tag" commonly visited locations, such as home, office, or favorite bars and restaurants, and have a note appear on a Facebook profile when the user is at one of these. The application doesn’t broadcast exact geographic information; only the names of locations are shared.

It runs on GSM Windows Mobile smartphones and all BlackBerry devices with trackballs. It doesn’t require a smartphone with a GPS receiver, as it uses cell tower location to determine its area.

More information on FindMe is available on the Electric Pocket web site.

New Versions of SlingPlayer Mobile Coming Soon

Sling Media is working on new version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Mobile Pro and Standard, and Symbian/S60. These will offer better support for the latest smartphone models, according to Engadget.

It is not known when the new version of this application will be released.

SlingPlayer Mobile allows those with a Slingbox to stream TV programs from their home to their mobile device, wherever it is around the world. Additional information can be found on SlingMedia.com.

ZoomBoard 2.0 Adds New On-Screen Typing Options

VITO Technology has released ZoomBoard 2.0, an updated version of its on-screen keyboard for fingertip typing with a zoomed preview.

The new version offers two new zoom modes, in addition to the previous on, in which a magnifying lens appeared above the keyboard. Float Zoom appears straight above the letter being pressed, and Full Zoom zooms in the whole keyboard with letters.

ZoomBoard is available for $9.95 at iwindowsmobile.com.

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