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BT and Sony bring communication features to PSP

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Aug 2007 19:34 User comments (3)

BT and Sony bring communication features to PSP Sony and BT have announced new software that will enable millions of owners of PlayStation Portable (PSP) consoles to keep in touch through video and voice calls as well as instant messaging. Both companies said that the Go!Messenger would be ready for its commercial launch by January 2008. The extra features will help Sony to battle its rival Nintendo, who's DS handheld is currently dominating the handheld market.
"By offering a variety of communications options to help stay in touch with other gamers, Go!Messenger truly brings the entertainment potential of PSP to life," said Steve Andrews, head of mobility and convergence at BT. BT said it would promote the software in he UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy before extending its reach to over 100 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Sony has shipped 24 million PSPs globally since launching the device in December 2004. While the DS handheld sits proudly on top with many millions more sales, Sony is marketing the PSP as an entertainment (and now) a communication hub as well as a gaming system.


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3 user comments

131.8.2007 15:05

I like the video and voice option but I would not want to type instant messages with the psp. I wish they would just come out with a touch screen finally. That would probably make the sony designers crap their pants to have people writing on their beautiful screen.

22.9.2007 13:29

I love this device but the only thing that stops me aquiring one is the fact that the memory is still too small.

328.9.2007 5:37

they need to offer BT (bitorrent) SW on PSP & improve the Web browser.*misses copy & paste :(

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