Skype dials onto PlayStation Vita
Call of the gamer
Skype for the PlayStation Vita went live today, with owners of the Sony-made handheld games console now able to make video calls using the Microsoft-owned chat platform.
Unlike the recently launched Windows Phone version of Skype, the application is able to run in the background while the Vita multitasks between other apps and gaming. Ah, Mum's calling, better pause my WipEout race.
The app works over both 3G and Wi-Fi and can switch between the front and rear cameras to show off your surroundings - as well as your ugly mug - to those on the other side.
Owners of Sony's handheld games console can download Skype for PlayStation Vita free from today. ®
Excellent, especially for those like me who have a Vita, but don't own a Smart Phone.
I'll definitely be trying this tonight. :)
Re: Release some games
Confused, as the Vita has the best early lineup of ANY console ever. Even El-Reg would be hard pressed to fault it...
Of course everything steps up another gear, when the Xperia Play 2 arrives with Vita internals....
Launches in UK tomorrow, apparently
Nothing there on the Store today - it would have been nice to include the UK and rest of Europe availability in your article.
Release some games
Instead of wasting time on duplicating smartphone features.
sounds better than the Windows Phone version