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PSP used as a cellphone!?!

post #1 of 18
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6683231.stm

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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.
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In 2005, Japanese gaming giant Nintendo announced an application called DSpeak for its best selling DS handheld console that allowed users to make VoIP calls.

When a user spoke an onscreen game character such as Mario would lip-synch with their voice.

The application was never commercialised
the PSP is getting pretty awesome, the only reason left to want a ipod, let alone a DS, over it is the memory size for movies and mp3s but that will soon change.....
post #2 of 18
yeah long time ago, My friend was able to use it to send text.

All you have to do is insert SMS chip in memory slot.

But sadly, you can't call on it.


But this news is very exciting. Too bad I'm deaf...


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This would be cool as a novelty. It'll wear off.. They're meant to be solely for gaming, not gaming and talking :/
    
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Originally Posted by JohnRogers View Post
This would be cool as a novelty. It'll wear off.. They're meant to be solely for gaming, not gaming and talking :/
actually they are multimedia devices, and marketed that way, movies, music and games were strongely promoted at the beginning but prices of the umd's drove movies sales into oblivion, though all their ads contain use of images, mp3's, movies, and games.
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Way too big to be a cell phone. Id want something small I could fit in my pocket without a huge bulge.
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I think one other reason is that it's huge, you have to PAY for all the extras, and it's fragile...lol
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Should be awesome, its not really a cellphone as much as it is a VoIP phone.
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It's more like an Internet phone than a cell phone
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NOOOO i had to sell my PSP to buy this 7900 gt...
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Damn, I was hoping for a PSP that can use SIM cards...
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