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SlingPlayer Gets Mobile Upgrade

Foster City, Calif. — Sling Media, manufacturer of the Slingbox place-shifting TV system, said it has produced a Windows Mobile 6 compatible version of its SlingPlayer Mobile software for network-enabled mobile devices.

SlingPlayer Mobile is now compatible with devices that run Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional editions, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, the company said.

Users can download the software from Sling Media’s U.S., Canadian and U.K. Web sites. The retail price of the application is $34.99.

“Windows Mobile 6 is powering a whole slew of new, feature-rich multimedia smartphones, and Sling Media is happy to announce SlingPlayer Mobile support for this next generation mobile platform,” said Blake Krikorian, Sling Media chairman and CEO. “SlingPlayer Mobile is one of the only applications on the market today that, when combined with a Slingbox, gives customers their full living room television experience on a mobile phone, including the ability to control a DVR. We look forward to continuing our support for Windows Mobile-based products, providing customers with the best possible mobile TV experience available.”

Customers who have already purchased SlingPlayer Mobile and are upgrading to Windows Mobile 6 need to request a new registration key from Sling Media after upgrading from Windows Mobile 5 to Windows Mobile 6 at or by calling (877) 467-5464.