Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announces the introduction of Skype™ on PSP Slim & Lite.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that it will introduce Skype features to the new PSP Slim & Lite (PSP-2000 series). More than 246 million members are registered for the use of this communications software, which enables users to communicate with other Skype users around the world over the Internet. Best of all, calls between Skype users are free of charge.
By introducing Skype on PSP, PSP users will be able to enjoy: free voice calls to other Skype users; Skype contact list management to view existing contacts and add new ones; Skype presence so they can see which friends are online and available to talk; SkypeOut™ calls to make calls to landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit); Optional SkypeIn™ number that lets users receive calls on Skype from landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit); and, the ability to view and modify Skype settings and account details. including username creation, SkypeOut settings, voicemail settings and call forwarding.
To enjoy Skype features on PSP, users will need Memory Stick Duo, a wireless Internet connection and a Skype-compatible audio input device. In order to receive calls, users must be connected to the Internet and signed in through the Skype screen on PSP.
PSP users worldwide will be able to start using Skype features and services through a simple system software update scheduled in late January. After updating the PSP system software, a Skype icon will be added to the Network category in the Home Menu.
PSP users who do not yet have a Skype username can register by clicking the icon and following the instructions. PSP users who already have a Skype username can immediately sign in by clicking the Skype icon and entering their username and password.
Keep an eye out for further great developments coming in 2008 as everyone's favourite handheld continues to expand the range of entertainment possibilities on the move.
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