Sling media, the creators of the trendy Slingbox, have released the public beta version of the SlingPlayer client for Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones. The company had previously offered a beta of software for Windows Mobile clients; however it is this version that would facilitate navigation and control without a touch-screen or stylus. In addition, the software supports keypad commands and shortcuts, and “intuitive features such as easy synchronization and full-screen video.”
Blake Krikorian, Sling Media CEO & co-founder said, “The Slingbox has created a whole new phenomenon in television viewing.” Krikorian continued, “With SlingPlayer Mobile, we continue to make it easier to extend your living room TV experience to wherever you happen to be and ensure that you never miss that pivotal play or big news event and that you always know the score.”
While the Windows Mobile software would be free during the beta phase, the final version will cost $29.99 USD and include a 30-day free trial. Sling Media says the software is compatible with the Motorola Q, T-Mobile SDA and the i-mate SP5m. A minimum download speed of 112kbps is required for the television streaming to work properly.