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Skype Now Available on the Sony PSP

I think this is very cool. It certainly increases my desire to take my PSP
with me everywhere I go. - Matt
> Tokyo, January 6, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today
> announced that it would introduce Skype(tm) features to the new slim and
> light PSP(r) (PlayStation(r)Portable) handheld entertainment system
> (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. Calls
> between Skype users are free of charge.
> By introducing Skype on PSP, the following features and services will be
> made available to PSP users (*1) (*2):
> * Free voice calls between Skype users
> * Skype contact list management (view existing contacts, add new
> ones)
> * Skype presence (see which friends are online and available to
> talk)
> * SkypeOut(tm) calls to make calls to landlines and mobile
> phones anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit)
> * Optional SkypeIn(tm) number that lets users receive calls on
> Skype from landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world (requires the
> purchase of Skype credit)
> * View and modify Skype settings and account details (including
> username creation, SkypeOut settings, voicemail settings and call
> forwarding)
> 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.
> SCEI will deploy various measures to meet users' demand and vigorously
> promote the expansion of the PSP platform as a handheld entertainment
> system to enjoy a variety of interactive digital entertainment.
> * For more information on Skype, please visit www.skype.com
> (*1) To enjoy Skype features on PSP, users will need Memory Stick DuoTM,
> a wireless Internet connection and a Skype-compatible audio input device
> (*2) In order to receive calls, users must be connected to the Internet
> and signed in through the Skype screen on PSP.
> About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
> Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the
> progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer
> Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the
> PlayStation(r) game console, the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment
> system, the PSP(r) (PlayStation(r)Portable) handheld entertainment
> system and the PLAYSTATION(r)3 (PS3(r)) system. PlayStation has
> revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic
> processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as
> the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a new handheld
> entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with
> high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is
> an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell
> processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its
> subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony
> Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment
> Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and
> manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the
> respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony
> Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony
> Group.

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