BT and Sony have signed a deal to add Wi-Fi software capable of messaging, voice and video calls on the PlayStation Portable.
The British telco group said its four-year deal with Sony will see all new PSPs shipped later this year come pre-loaded with its software, transforming them into communications devices when within the range of a Wi-Fi hotspot.
BT and Sony will initially launch the service in the UK later this year, before extending it to over 100 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Users of PSPs will be able to make video and voice calls with each other anywhere globally.
BT said additional features will be included later to enable calls and messages between PSPs and computers, fixed-line phones and mobiles.
Sony has so far shipped 24 million PSPs globally since PSP was launched in December 2004, 8 million of which into Europe.
Source: Australian IT
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