Slingbox for Windows Mobile in Development

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Soon Windows Mobile users will be able to watch everything they could on their home TV… but on their handheld or smartphone device.

Sling Media has announced that a Windows Mobile client application for the Slingbox service is now in alpha.

A beta version will be available soon, with a full release coming some time early next year.

More About Slingbox

The Slingbox hooks to a user’s video equipment and broadcasts the output over the Internet.

This means that it’s possible for a Slingbox user to play a DVD in their living room, and watch it while on the other side of the world.

Slingbox The Slingbox hardware can be hooked up to a variety of A/V equipment — like DVD players, TiVo boxes, and cable service — simultaneously.

It even has a small IR remote built into it, so anything that can be done in the living room can be done with Slingbox.

There isn’t a monthly service fee, just a one-time charge to buy the hardware.

Currently, only a Windows client is available, but Sling Media is also working on one for Macs and, as previously mentioned, for Windows Mobile for Pocket PC and Smartphone.

The company hopes to eventually develop a Palm OS client, too.

More information is available on the Sling Media web site.

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