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PSP to get navigation accessory

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Aug 2007 17:48 User comments (2)

PSP to get navigation accessory Sony Corp. will sell a satellite navigation accessory from February 2008 for its handheld PlayStation Portable (PSP) games console. The company made the announcement at the Leipzig Games Convention on Wednesday. This move will bring Sony's gaming and portable entertainment device into direct competition with companies like TomTom and Garmin Ltd. that make satellite navigation equipment.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) boss, David Reeves, said that the accessory for the PSP handheld will cost between 100 and 150 ($135-$200). The PSP competes with Nintendo's DS handheld console in the market for handheld gaming devices, but Sony strives to also sell its PSP as a multimedia entertainment device, adding useful features over time through firmware updates.

While the Nintendo DS is by far the market leader, Sony has shipped 24 million PSPs globally since launching the device in December 2004.

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2 user comments

129.8.2007 18:14

I don't see this being successful... To many people have GPS enabled cel phones and dedicated GPS devices already installed in their cars.

22.9.2007 13:31

I don't see how this is going to compete in the market however it would be good just to have this in your pocket and use it as a navman kinda thing.

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