Mobile Tech News – SlingPlayer Mobile, World Cup on the Small Screen, Tetris, and More

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New SlingPlayer Mobile Compatible with Windows Mobile Smartphones

In what is sure to make a lot of smartphone and PDA users happy, SlingMedia has announced that a new version of SlingPlayer Mobile that is compatible with Windows Mobile Smartphone devices. This application is currently in beta but offers Windows Mobile Smartphone users the ability to completely control their TV experience from their mobile device, including watching programs, controlling DVRs, and more.

At the completion of the public beta period, SlingPlayer Mobile will be available for $29.99 and includes a free 30-day trial. There are no monthly or recurring charges for the use of the software. Users simply need a network connection to access their home television experience, whether that is 3G cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB.

A full list of compatible devices is available on the Sling Media web site.


World Cup Sparks DMB Use in Korea

Although there are many of people using all types of media devices to keep up with the World Cup, not too many can pull off what some Koreans are doing. According to a recent Business Week article, over half a million people in that country own a mobile device capable of receiving TV signals, and more are almost ready to purchase a similarly performing device. The article goes on to say that the local market for DMB phones will grow to nearly $13 billion by 2010.


All New Tetris Now Available

There’s another version to a game that never seems to get out of style, Handmark introduces a new version of the popular Tetris game that has entranced game players all over the world. The new version of Tetris has some new graphics and the traditional Russian soundtrack to keep you playing this classic time and time again.

Download Tetris from the Handmark website ($19.99 to purchase).


Master Kick 1.0.7 Released for Pocket PC

Just in time for the World Cup, a major update to the popular Master Kick game has been released for Pocket PC/Windows Mobile devices. The update fixes a host of issues that many users reported from the last release of Master Kick.

Download the update if you already have it, or the trial if you do not and want something close to World Cup action on your mobile device from the Industry Entertainment website.




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