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BT, Sony to turn PSP into a phone

Ringing the changes

And you thought Sony's PlayStation Portable was just a games machine? Tell that to BT - it wants to transmute the handheld console into an "advanced communcations" tool. Or, as we call them in the trade, a phone.

Sony PSP handheld gaming... er... telephone
Sony PSP handheld gaming... er... telephone

The telco and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced a four-year partnership to bring text messaging, and voice and video calls to the PSP. These extra features will be delivered with existing BT-branded software products - and, presumably, Sony's recently announced clip-on PSP webcam.

BT brings its broadband connectivity to the party: not only in-home wireless links but also its Wi-Fi hotspot network, Openzone.

Sony Go!Cam for PSP
Sony's Go!Cam for PSP

Neither partner said when all this will happen. The Go!Cam for PSP is already available - it went on sale last week, according to Sony - so the BT software package can't be far off. You'll hear more when we do.

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