Sony confirms Skype coming to PSP
VoIP while you play
There's no doubt now that Skype is coming to the Sony PlayStation Portable - Sony's own website, updated to preview next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, admits as much.
"Call friends, talk trash to fellow gamers or catch up with acquaintances via Skype for PSP," the site says, letting the cat well and truly out of the bag.
Sony's PSP: soon with Skype
In May 2007, Sony Europe partnered with British Telecom (BT) to develop communications tools for the handheld. The result is Go!Messenger, a video chat and IM tool that's set to be made available to European PSP owners later this month.
Go!Messenger will be delivered on a Memory Stick or by download rather than through a firmware update, Sony said last August, and it seems likely Skype will be provided the same way, potentially allowing users to choose which one they want. Sony Europe indicated Go!Messenger would only be pitched at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's territories, but we hope Skype won't be restricted to US users.
Both apps will undoubtedly be used to encourage PSP owners to buy microphone-equipped headsets and Sony's Go!Cam plug-on PSP webcam accessory.
the PSP already has several 3rd party addin microphones - one came bundled with Talkman - a fairly good foreign language trainer/companion....a decent bluetooth headset with partnered plugin or a headset connected via feature connector would do the trick.
otherwise you'd have to stick it next to your head and look even more ridiculous than those n-gage users of the past! ;-)
It will probably use the go-cam as a mic input.
is it me, or is there no microphone on the psp.......
i didnt think the psp had a microphone?
Hope the PS3 will follow
That's great news. Nearly four year after its launch, this beauty still rocks!
I certainly hope that Skype for the PS3 will follow shortly, which would make the Playstation Eye more useful, once you get bored of Eye of the Judgement.
However, I'm affraid that - unless they really low down its price -, the Sony Mylo won't survive this turn of event.