Costumers can wait for a powerful mobile TV experience to Symbian smartphones from Sling Media and Symbian Limited. The software they are elaborating will give users the possibility to watch their home TV from their Symbian powered smartphones. SlingPlayer Mobile provides customers with a complete home TV experience on mobile phones using standard network connections, including 3G cellular and WiFi.
Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media announced: “People love their living room TV programming and simply want the ability to watch it on any device wherever they happen to be, whether at work on their PC, around the home on their wireless laptop, or on the go via their mobile phone. I've been using a beta version of the SlingPlayer Mobile on a Symbian smartphone, and it's pure sweetness."
There are already players for both S60 and UIQ smartphones in addition to Windows Mobile. Sony offers similar set-top boxes and offer a Location Free player for the Sony Ericsson P990, and other 3G UIQ phones including the M600 and W950. Although Sling and Sony doesn't charge a service for their applications, users still pay their normal wireless data charges.