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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6683231.stm


    Owners of Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld console will soon be able to make voice and video calls over a wireless internet connection. Using a soon-to be-released camera and microphone, gamers will be able to call other PSP owners and some BT phones.

    The software has been developed by BT and will eventually allow PSP users to call PCs, fixed lines and mobiles. Initially the service will only be available in the UK and will only work on home or BT wireless hotspots. Currently, there are around 2,000 of these situated in airports, railway stations, hotels and fast food restaurants.

    The new PSP service takes advantage of BT's 21 Century Network (21CN), which is specifically designed to use Internet Protocol (IP) technology. Eventually, 21CN will replace all the existing networks.

    More details of the BT service will be released at the Leipzig Games Convention in August, whilst Sony's add-on camera and microphone for the PSP, known as the Go camera, will hit shelves in the UK on 25 May.


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    I don't understand why this is limited to the uk?

    i can understand the land line compatibility part, but what stops people in toher countries having psp to psp conversations?

    i mean it already is possible and has been for a while, through Socom 1 (although the voices all sound like robots) but you can still understand what people are saying, obviously just the voice part, not the vision

    but i'm guessing the camera will cost more than the psp when it's released

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryu
    http://www.psp-hacks.com/2007/05/23/psp-to-offer-voice-video-calls/
    Fair enough, but at least we can discuss it here! :D

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    maybe UK gamers are lazy to get a handphone or use public phones.. with psp everything in hand all in 1 ! why not? lolx.. no hard feelings!

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