Sony: Skype coming to PSP this month

Sony: Skype coming to PSP this month

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Skype is coming to the PSP later this month.

(Credit: Skype)

The rumors were true: Skype is coming to the PSP. The leading voice-over-IP phone service will be made available to PSP users worldwide in a free firmware update scheduled for later this month. The catch? The service will only work on the new Slim PSP model, not the original bulkier “PSP 1000” (which, as of fall 2007, is no longer produced). The press release lists the other obvious caveats: you’ll need to have access to Wi-Fi; have a Skype account (it’s free, with paid upgrades for calling to and from non-Skype numbers); and a Skype-compatible “audio input device” (a headset). (via Engadget)

weeeee!!! i like it!!! Good thing i bought the SLIM!!!


PSP(R)(Playstation(R)Portable) Becomes Slimmer and Lighter

PSP(R)(Playstation(R)Portable) Becomes Slimmer and Lighter New PSP Makes Its Debut To The Market Worldwide In September With Newly
Equipped Video-Out Port

TOKYO, July 11 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
today unveiled an enhanced design for PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system
(PSP-2000) that has a more streamlined form factor and a video-out port which
will become available in stores from September in Japan, North America and
While succeeding the basic functions and design philosophy of the current
PSP including a 4.3 inch wide high resolution LCD screen, overwhelmingly large
for a handheld device, new PSP is 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer
than the original version, making the all-in-one handheld entertainment system
even easier to carry around at approx.189g in weight (weight of current model
is approx.280g) and approx.18.6mm in thickness (thickness of current model is
approx.23.0 mm).
Adding a video-out port(*1) enables new PSP users to experience high
quality UMD(TM) (Universal Media Disc) Video, pictures and movies from Memory
Stick Duo and game software titles(*2) on their TVs at home. Also, new PSP is
equipped with enhanced feature to temporarily store game data from UMD,
reducing load time during game play(*3). Moreover, the ability to charge the
unit through PLAYSTATION(R)3 or PC via USB cable during data transfer is newly
equipped(*4), further positioning PSP as a true handheld device.
A new PSP comes in three basic colors of “Piano Black”, “Ceramic White”,
and “Ice Silver” to meet a variety of lifestyle and preferences for all
During the two and a half years since the launch of PSP in December, 2004
strong support from users worldwide as well as an abundance of exciting
software titles from publishers around the world have resulted in PSP
achieving cumulative shipment of 25 million units for the hardware and 100
million units for software titles worldwide by March, 2007. The expansion of
the PSP platform is being boosted worldwide along with its exciting lineup of
software titles as well as the introduction of color variations.
SCEI will continue to further expand the PSP platform and create a new
world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles and a
new PSP.

(*1) Video output cables (AV cable/S VIDEO cable/D Terminal AV
cable/Component AV cable) are sold separately. Product lineup may
differ by country/region.
(*2) Progressive TV and PSP specific cable (D Terminal AV cable or
Component AV cable) are necessary to output game software titles for
(*3) Effect of this feature varies depending on software titles.
(*4) PSP needs to be put in “USB Connection” mode.
(*5) Color variations may differ by country/region.

PSP(R)(PlayStation(R) Portable) (PSP-2000) Product Overview

Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
External Approx. 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4 mm / 6 3/4
dimensions x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in (width × height ×
depth) (excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 189g / 6.7 oz (including
battery pack)
CPU PSP CPU (System clock frequency
Main Memory 64MB
Display 4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent
type, TFT drive,
480 x 272 pixel, Approximately
16,770,000 colors displayed
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Main Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)(Wi-Fi)
Input/Output High Speed USB (USB2.0) (mini-B)
Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM)
Analog Video Out
Main Connectors DC In 5V connector
DC Out connector
video out/headset connector
USB connector
Memory Stick Duo(TM) slot
Key/Switches Directional buttons
(up/down/right/left), analog stick,
Action buttons (triangle, circle,
cross, square), L/R buttons
START button, SELECT button, HOME
POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
display button, sound button, volume
(+/-) buttons
Power sources Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack
AC adaptor
USB power supply
Internal disc Read-only UMD(TM) drive
Supported PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) Game
profile UMD(TM) Video
Access Control Region code, parental control
Wireless Infrastructure mode
Communications Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16
Supplied AC adaptor
Accessories Battery pack (1200mAh)
Supported codec (in Memory Stick)

Video — Memory Stick Video Format
– MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
– H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
— MP4 File Format
– MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
– H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile — CABAC only —
(AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)
– Mmotion JPEG (Linear PCM or μ-Lau)
Music — Memory Stick Audio Format
– ATRAC3plus(TM)
– MP3
— MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
— WAVE(Linear PCM)
— WMA(Windows Media(R) Audio 9 Standard only) (*6)
Photo — JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)

(*6) WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.
PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) (PSP-2000) Color Variations

Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color Name Piano Black
Product Code PSP-2000 PB
Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color Name Ceramic White
Product Code PSP-2000 CW
Product Name PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable)
Color Name Ice Silver
Product Code PSP-2000 IS
PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) Peripherals for PSP-2000 only (sold

Product Name Battery Pack
Product Code PSP-S110 / PSP-S110 U / PSP-S110 E / PSP-S110 G
Specifications External dimensions: Approx. 36 x 10 x 57mm
(1 1/2 × 3/8 × 2 1/4 in)
Weight: Approx. 30g (1.06 oz)
Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Voltage/Capacity: DC 3.6V/1200mAh

Product Name Headphones with Remote Control
Product Code PSP-S140 / PSP-S140 U / PSP-S140 G
Specifications Remote functions: PLAY, PAUSE, FF, FR, VOLUME(+/-), HOLD
Headphones: Inner-Ear Headphones

Product Name AV cable
Product Code PSP-S150 / PSP-S150 U / PSP-S150 E
Specifications Composite cable
Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name S VIDEO cable
Product Code PSP-S160 / PSP-S160 U
Specifications Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name D Terminal AV cable
Product Code PSP-S170
Specifications For Japanese market only
Cable length: Approx. 2.5m

Product Name Component AV cable
Product Code PSP-S180 / PSP-S180 U / PSP-S180 E

Specifications Cable length: Approx. 2.5m
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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) manufactures, 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.

I just bought one!!! i love its wifi capability!!!