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Sony drops Go! Messenger service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2009 1:01 User comments (2)

Sony drops Go! Messenger service After just one year of availability, Sony has announced that it will be dropping its European PSP wireless communication package Go!Messenger.
The package, which was jointly developed by Sony and BT, allows users to send voice, video and instant messages to other Go!Messenger users from any wireless Internet connection, and will work over wireless Internet - including that provided by the 2,500-plus BT Openzone hotspots around UK city centers.

The service, although interesting, lacked users, and Sony decided it was time pull the plug.

"Although Go! Messenger brought innovative communications features to the PSP community, the service has not developed the base of users that we were hoping for,"
noted Sony.

"Although it proved a popular concept, achieving a significant number of registrations, it didn’t gain the number of regular users that BT and SCEE were aiming for."

The service will end on March 31st.

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2 user comments

124.2.2009 11:32

If you had Go!Messenger you'd probably have a computer with a messenger of some sort so it's pretty pointless.

Go!Messenger would be nice if you could do it in-game but the PSP can't handle it...

225.2.2009 12:14

This clearly shows the support they got and they are quite inefficient in handling such services.

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