SlingPlayer Mobile May Soon Be Coming to the Palm OS

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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.

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