For several months now, users of Windows Mobile handhelds and smartphones have been able to watch TV programs streaming over the Internet from their Slingbox. Those with a Palm OS device, though, have been left out in the cold.
There hasn’t yet been an official announcement from Sling Media — the maker of the Slingbox — but there’s strong evidence that this situation is about to change.
Late last week, this company introduced three new Slingbox models with a range of features and prices. As part of this launch, a number of advertising pieces were shipped to stores that were carrying the new devices.
Although Sling Media did its best to cover it up, the tech-oriented web site Zats Not Funny discovered that one of these ads indicates that a Palm OS version of SlingPlayer Mobile is slated for release.
This same ad showed that a Symbian version of this application will be also be launched in the near future.
What’s a Slingbox?
At present, Sling Media’s Slingboxes are able to stream video from A/V equipment at the user’s home to Windows Mobile-based devices, as well as PCs and laptops.
This allows users to watch everything they could on their home TV… but on their handheld or smartphone.
- Three New Slingboxes Launch, Symbian Version May Be on the Way
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