Sling Media extends software to Treos

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NEW YORK -- Owners of third-generation Treo smart phones running Palm Inc.'s operating system will soon be able to watch television using a set-top box and software from Sling Media Inc.

The SlingPlayer Mobile software, which lets smart phone users watch live and recorded television from their home cable box, satellite receiver or digital video recorder, is already available for devices that run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile operating system.

Sling Media and Palm said they expect to release the Palm OS version for Treo 700p devices sometime in the current quarter. The price of the service was not disclosed. The Sling set-top box retails for $179.99.

Shares of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Palm gains 7 cents to close at $14.76 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
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