It’s good to talk – on your PSP

We knew it. We knew that Sony wouldn't be able to resist turning the PSP into a mobile phone.The inevitable has happened thanks to BT, which is making

We knew it. We knew that Sony wouldn't be able to resist turning the PSP into a mobile phone.The inevitable has happened thanks to BT, which is making its Softphone software and sizeable collection of Wi-Fi hotspots available for VoIP and video calling on Sony’s portable pal.The hardware side of things is taken care of by the imminent PSP Go!Cam (pictured) and its built-in microphone. Add a pair of headphones and you've got yourself a handy videophone for bragging about your Ridge Racer times to anyone who’ll listen.Like Nokia's VoIP-capable N800 Wi-Fi internet tablet, the PSP will be able to make free calls in the home and out and about with a BT Openzone subscription.Sadly you'll only be able to call other Softphone users on their PCs or PSPs (it's a free download from BT's site) but we're assured that calls to landlines and mobiles are to follow, though there's no word on any type of Skype-In service that'll provide you with a virtual number for others to call.Intriguingly, BT and Sony have signed a 'four-year contract to develop a raft of extra features for the successful PSP'. Four years, eh? Can anyone say, 'PSP2'?

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