24-04-2012 01:45 PM - edited 24-04-2012 02:07 PM
Skype coming to the PlayStationVita - Wednesday 25th April
Skype announced today that Skype video calling will become on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on Wednesday 25th April , expanding Skype video calling capabilities to a mobile gaming device for the first time. PS Vita system, which launched in early 2012, will offer video calling capabilities and voice calling on both the Wi-Fi and 3G models. PS Vita system users can download the application for free from the "Social" category of the PlayStation®Store across PAL territories.
“Our users appreciate being able to access Skype features wherever and whenever they choose,” said Manrique Brenes, senior director of emerging opportunities at Skype. “With the launch of Skype for PS Vita, we are taking another step towards our ultimate goal of making Skype video calling available on every platform, all over the world, and meeting the demands of existing PlayStation users to offer video on a gaming console.”
Skype on PS Vita system runs in “background mode” for users while gaming or using other applications and users have the capability to “pause” a game, conduct a call and then return to their previous activity. Additionally, PS Vita system features both front and rear facing cameras, which allows users to switch back and forth between the two during a Skype call. This is a great benefit of never missing a call even when playing a game or using another app.
on 24-04-2012 02:02 PM
on 24-04-2012 02:04 PM
on 24-04-2012 02:07 PM
About time too!
Just to confirm, does it work over the 3G networks?
Voice and video calls will require a Wi-Fi connection in some countries.
Is there anywhere, or going to be anywhere we can see which ones? This would render my phone somewhat obsolete if it works here
on 24-04-2012 02:53 PM
Should have been a day one app, just like PSOne classic support. Anyway I can't wait to give this a whirl
why? it was down to skype and obviously it was not ready. i guess if it was day one release it would have had many complaints about it not working propperly skype can't win no matter what some people say.
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on 24-04-2012 03:03 PM
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