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Europe gets Skype for PSP

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2008 17:08 User comments (16)

Europe gets Skype for PSP Sony Europe ">has released the latest firmware upgrade for its popular PSP handheld which allows gamers to make and receive phone calls using Skype software.
Users of the new PSP Slim and Lite can use the very popular communications package which, for those unfamiliar, allows free calls over the internet to other Skype users and the option to pay to make calls to cellular phones and landlines.

The update also added the Go! Messenger icon to the icon in anticipation of the launch of the service next month. Go! Messenger allows for video calls, instant messaging, voice messaging and voice chat.

Sony announced the addition of Skype to the PSP at CES early this month. There is however, one catch. To use Skype you must have the PSP Headset plugged into the Slim-only remote control which does not come included with the unit. Therefore you must buy it for $30 USD.

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16 user comments

130.1.2008 17:45

EU Afterdawn Members: Test it out and tell us how it is!!! Seem like a pretty cool feature. This might just put the final nails in the N-gage coffin

230.1.2008 18:11

dude u can use any region update with a psp i used to update with japan, just waiting till da releases cfw 3.90 , the skype can sure run on a cellphone will 200mhz and less ram why not the psp with 333mhz and 32ram
that's sony trying to make everybody upgrade their psp's, well i'm not


ps: my psp it's not fat it's thoughter :)


u can also use the chotto cam wich u can get at ebay for 50 bucks

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Jan 2008 @ 18:13

330.1.2008 18:49

skype is on the U.S. version also. i haven't tried it out yet but will let you know how it works.

430.1.2008 22:17

i've tried the skype on the psp and it works fine like on a home pc. nice feature.

530.1.2008 22:35
chiqano13
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i hope that someone can hack the skype application to other firmwares of a psp that allows it to psp 1.5 mod..heheh cuz i will soon downgrade my psp 3.50-1.5 heheh

631.1.2008 19:38

This was my idea long time ago:

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/545775

sony owes me some royalties!

72.2.2008 1:05
gmontalc
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Quote:
This was my idea long time ago:

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/545775

sony owes me some royalties!
well, did you patent your idea?,
if you didn't, don't even waste your breath !

82.2.2008 10:13

So this feature wont work w/ my older ver. psp? or will it.
Either way it sucks that I should have to buy a new PSP just to use these features.

92.2.2008 13:19

Originally posted by bonville:
So this feature wont work w/ my older ver. psp? or will it.
Either way it sucks that I should have to buy a new PSP just to use these features.

You do need the psp slim for skype. I wouldn't just go out and buy a psp slim just to use skype. It is a nice feature but not nice enough to go out and buy a slim. stay psp phat and never look back.

102.2.2008 15:41
gmontalc
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Quote:
So this feature wont work w/ my older ver. psp? or will it.
Either way it sucks that I should have to buy a new PSP just to use these features.

As for now in America is not been yet decided this type of servive for the PSP, Europe is a test lab for the American market.

More likely this update will work with both types of PSP, surely is a nice feature to have, but I would not buy another PSP just for the Skype, for now the "basic" service Skype peer to peer is free (only).

When Skype becomes popular will charge you Up to the bones with expensive services. it has been always this way.... GREED. Keep it in mind in order to get around from SKYPE service you'll need a software hack hotspot network in order to get connected.

Only I may consider to buy another PSP, "IF" this PSP have features alike as to the iPhone.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Feb 2008 @ 16:10

1121.2.2008 17:00
bobby201
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[color=red]HELP!!!! I HAVE A PSP VERSION 3.71 CAN ANY ONE PLEASE TELL ME A WAY TO DOWGRADE IT
please!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1221.2.2008 17:06
bobby201
Inactive

hay guys can any body tell me a way to downgrade my 3.71 versioned psp
please contact me on total-mo@hotmail.co.uk

1321.2.2008 17:50

Originally posted by bobby201:
hay guys can any body tell me a way to downgrade my 3.71 versioned psp
please contact me on total-mo@hotmail.co.uk
the search button is your friend:)

1421.2.2008 18:35

Quote:
Quote:
So this feature wont work w/ my older ver. psp? or will it.
Either way it sucks that I should have to buy a new PSP just to use these features.

As for now in America is not been yet decided this type of servive for the PSP, Europe is a test lab for the American market.

More likely this update will work with both types of PSP, surely is a nice feature to have, but I would not buy another PSP just for the Skype, for now the "basic" service Skype peer to peer is free (only).

When Skype becomes popular will charge you Up to the bones with expensive services. it has been always this way.... GREED. Keep it in mind in order to get around from SKYPE service you'll need a software hack hotspot network in order to get connected.

Only I may consider to buy another PSP, "IF" this PSP have features alike as to the iPhone.

Like I said earlier, skype works just fine. Skype is free p2p and to psp to psp. I don't recommend to go out and buy a slim just for the skype feature either. skype is not going to work on the psp phat. not enough ram. As far as for the hot spot hack, you can use your own wifi hot spot or any hot spot if you got the wifi wep keys. Skype does charge you for calling to landlines or mobile numbers at 2.1 cents a min which comes out to roughly 4.76 hours per $10 increments. This is to any and i do mean ANY land line or mobile number in the world. As for greed, well I do not see it, at least not yet. I would only use skype if I need to call to another country.

Skype is not for everyone. If you need skype on your psp, then go buy a slim psp. As for me, I would not buy a slim just for the skype or possible iphone features.

1522.2.2008 15:09

Quote:
Sony announced the addition of Skype to the PSP at CES early this month. There is however, one catch. To use Skype you must have the PSP Headset plugged into the Slim-only remote control which does not come included with the unit. Therefore you must buy it for $30 USD.
Here's the catch. Why can they not just bundle it together.

1625.2.2008 11:37

can some one help me create the pandora battery.. first tell me what it does. and the magic memory stick. pm me at clist1236@yahoo.com


JoE

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