Sling Media has been impressing gadgeteers for the past few years with its audacious use of the latest tech, crammed into stylish, useable produce. Today, however, it announced not the launch of a new piece of gorgeous hardware but a partnership with OS god Symbian.What this means for you is that supported Symbian phones can now be turned into portable TVs using the new, mobile-friendly SlingPlayer software. Using a combination of plucky Wi-Fi and speedy 3G, the SlingPlayer can deliver your home content, be that satellite, cable, or terrestrial, direct to your mobile phone screen wherever you happen to be at the time.EnigmaticJerry Panagrossi, vice president of Symbian US, somewhat cryptically, freestyled this: ‘SlingPlayer Mobile is a breakthrough in mobile TV viewing that captures the essence of the new smartphone lifestyle, representing a new level of interaction with the world and immediacy for information and entertainment.’We get the general idea. And anyway, we were far too excited at the prospect of controlling our home PVR from our mobile phones, including pausing and rewinding live TV and queuing up new recordings, to listen.
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