British Telecom adding voice, video chat to PSP

British Telecom announces a new software service that will allow VoIP and video chat over Sony's portable gaming system, the PSP.

BBC News is reporting that British Telecom (BT) is teaming up with Sony to develop a voice and video communication service (via VoIP) for the Playstation Portable . Riding on BT's 21 Century Network, users of the software will be able to communicate with other PSPs, as well as some BT phones, using their own Internet service or one of the 2,000 BT hot-spot locations scattered across the U.K.

BT says that more information about the software and service will be announced at the Leipzig Games Convention in August. The camera and microphone kit, dubbed the "Go Camera," will be released in the U.K. on May 25. No date for the U.S. has been set, but British Telecom has expressed a desire to distribute the software to other telecom companies in 100 other countries.

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