The Sling folks pinged me from London, where they’re attending the Symbian Smartphone Show. Today they will announce support for S60 and UIQ Symbian phones — first launching in Europe and Asia in Q4, followed shortly by an American release. If you recall, new Slingbox packaging clued us in a few weeks ago… but it’s nice to get an official announcement and time frame: Now I know which model I’ll need to pick up.
Sling Media writes: The new SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS software package will enable users to transform their supported Symbian smartphones on S60 and UIQ into personal, on-the-go digital TVs providing anytime, anywhere access to their living room television experience.
To date, over 82 million Symbian smartphones have been sold worldwide to over 250 major network operators. According to Gartner, Symbian accounted for about 71 percent of worldwide smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2006.