SlingPlayer Mobile client for Symbian coming soon

Summary:Credit: Engadget.com I am a big fan of the Slingbox and the mobile Sling Player clients and now that we are seeing more and more S60 devices with WiFi and high resolution displays I have been hoping for a mobile client.

Credit: Engadget.com

I am a big fan of the Slingbox and the mobile Sling Player clients and now that we are seeing more and more S60 devices with WiFi and high resolution displays I have been hoping for a mobile client. According to the photo above, posted by Engadget, of the new Slingbox packages there is a Symbian label on them. In my chats with Sling Media representatives I understand that the Symbian client is definitely in the works and should hopefully be out before the end of they year. It also seems there was a black stick placed over the Palm label on the packaging and Engadget confirmed that a Palm OS or ALP client is under development. With fewer and fewer Palm OS devices being released and none with WiFi since that Tx release I don't think Sling really needs to make the Palm client a priority. With their expansion all over the world a Symbian client makes more sense since Symbian dominates most of the world, outside the U.S., and most of their new high end devices have WiFi or at least 3G radios.

Topics: Mobile OS

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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