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If you watched our little TV show this week, then you know that Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian showed up with his N95, and was playing around with an early version of a Symbian version of Sling Player (US version) on the set. It was as […]

slingplayersymbian.jpgIf you watched our little TV show this week, then you know that Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian showed up with his N95, and was playing around with an early version of a Symbian version of Sling Player (US version) on the set. It was as if he wanted to let the cat out of the bag. Well, now you can get in on the action, and get a beta version of the software.

If you have one of these three phones – Nokia N95, Nokia N95 or Nokia N65 (the later being US versions), then Sling Media needs you: they are looking for beta testers for the Sling Player for Symbian S60. The beta test is going to last for four weeks. More details here.

The Sling Player has been available in UK, but only to subscribers of the “3” network. Nokia is likely to announce a version of its best selling N95 phone that is going to work with the AT&T 3G network.

You can watch the show here, or download it via iTune in both small and large screen formats. Or just grab it from the Revision 3 website.

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  1. This post reads like conversational marketing but, hoenstly, I can’t tell the difference.

    Is it?

    Or, is GigaOm just making us aware of an opportuntity to become a beta tester for Sling? Nokia’s N95? Both?

    Why?

    Why does it appear that you’re Ninja marketing for these comopanies?

    The old Om would’ve already tried it out, given his impression of it and either encouraged or discouraged others to take up the opportunity as a beta tester.

    I gotta find some new bloggers. Ever since this Battelle-inspired FM Media associated all these bloggers under one canopy for the purpose of leverage against ad companies, which I thought was a strong idea, it seems to be veering off course and taking some good tech reputations with it.

    Tom

  2. The Magnum Group: Web Design Sunday, August 12, 2007

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  3. The Sling announcement isn’t really a problem. Sling put out a press release this weekend and most Symbian bloggers. Gigaom, Darla Mack, Symbian Guru, Crunch Gear, Engadget have all run the release.

    The N95 side of this is a bit more troubling. If Sling works with Symbian+S60 v3, then there should be other phones in this list. Or is it the case the the N95 is the only phone Sling have tested on? If so, then they wouldn’t be ready for beta.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmmm…..

    I don’t think Om is shilling here, but it does make me wonder if he’s spread too thin.

  4. mobilejones, We’re initially targeting support for the N75, N95, and E65 handsets. -DZ, Sling Media

  5. iPhone24-7.com Anything & Everything iPhone & New Gadgets » Blog Archive » Slinging: SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian S60 Looking for Guinea Pigs Sunday, August 12, 2007

    [...] Sling Media’s now taking applications for beta testers for SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian S60 phones—Nokia models N75, N95, and E65, specifically. The beta’s US only and will run for four weeks, and you’ll be expected to keep your lips sealed about confidential information (that’ll happen). Oh, and obviously, “Unlimited data plan is a MUST.” If you’re on AT&T;, that should make for a fun itemized bunker buster at the end of the month. [Beta Signup via GigaOM] [...]

  6. Slinging: SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian S60 Looking for Guinea Pigs | Hizs – The lowdown on gadgets Sunday, August 12, 2007

    [...] Sling Media’s now taking applications for beta testers for SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian S60 phones—Nokia models N75, N95, and E65, specifically. The beta’s US only and will run for four weeks, and you’ll be expected to keep your lips sealed about confidential information (that’ll happen). Oh, and obviously, “Unlimited data plan is a MUST.” If you’re on AT&T, that should make for a fun itemized bunker buster at the end of the month. [Beta Signup via GigaOM] [...]

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