The Sling folks have announced a custom Slingplayer for Microsoft’s new Ultra-Mobile PC platform, aka the Origami. The refreshed application is designed to accommodate the touch screen and unique resolutions of UMPC devices. No specific delivery dates for UMPC or Slingbox software have been announced.
Hmmm… these midget tablets might actually be useful.
Sling Media says: “The Ultra-Mobile PC represents an exciting new category of mobile devices and we are thrilled to be working with Microsoft to support this new product line,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media, Inc. “Consumers are looking for differentiated, highly mobile product solutions as part of the digital lifestyle, and the combination of Slingbox and Ultra-Mobile PC delivers a portable and affordable solution to meet their entertainment needs.”
“We’re very pleased Sling Media has designed their SlingPlayer software to take advantage of this unique and highly mobile new PC category,” said Bill Mitchell, vice president of the Mobile Platforms Division at Microsoft Corp. “Ultra-Mobile PCs give consumers one more way to take their TV with them wherever they go, and Sling Media is helping more of our customers experience the freedom and flexibility this device offers.”