Sling Media Announces SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ on Symbian OS

Sling Media has announced SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ on Symbian OS. Additionally, Sling Media is announcing that its existing SlingPlayer Mobile for S60 on Symbian OS will soon support Nokia's N95 8GB.

With these announcements, Sling Media adds to the already robust smartphone support it offers its customers and gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV using even more of the most popular smartphones available in the U.S. and in Europe. Sling Media expects to release SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ worldwide this summer and expects the new version of SlingPlayer Mobile for S60 to be available this spring.

The personalized mobile TV experience for smartphones is enabled by the award-winning Slingbox, which allows customers to watch and control their home TV on an Internet-connected Mac or PC as well as a range of mobile phone platforms including Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Palm OS and coming soon, BlackBerry.

Sling Media expects to support the following UIQ handsets at launch and will continue to expand handset support thereafter: Sony Ericsson P1i, Sony Ericsson P990i, Sony Ericsson W960i, Sony Ericsson W950i, Sony Ericsson M600i, Motorola MOTORIZR Z8.

A full list of compatible smartphones for all SlingPlayer Mobile-supported platforms can also be found at this page.

SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox customers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay per view, etc. Any program that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC or Mac, as well as UIQ, Symbian S60, Palm OS, and Windows Mobile-based smartphones anywhere you can get an Internet connection (3G Cellular or WiFi). In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile users can also control their home digital video recorder (DVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV and even program and watch new recordings while away from home.

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