Symbian Slingplayer In Private Beta

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SlingPlayer has a private beta version of its service onto Symbian devices going in the US. So far it runs on the Nokia E65, N75 and N95 handsets, which have S60 and high-speed access (via WiFi or 3G) reports Engadget. SlingPlayer already has mobile versions for Windows and Palm devices, and on the N73 through 3UK. The suggested beta time is four weeks, so a public release is likely (or at least, possible) for the fourth quarter of this year. Of course, Nokia has a relatively small share of the US mobile market, and data plans in the US generally make place-shifting uneconomical unless WiFi is used. Of course the software could also be used overseas, and it’s only a matter of time before US mobile data prices come down.

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James Quintana Pearce

That would be 3UK? I forgot the SE W950i used Symbian, thanks for pointing that out. I think the main intent for this is that anyone can download it, rather than it being tied to a particular carrier.

Trevor Woolnough

This article is not quite correct as I have SlingPlayer Mobile running on my Sony Ericsson W950i Symbian smart phone, all supplied as standard by 3 and runs fine over their network to my home DVD/TV.

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