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Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities



 
 
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Old January 5th 08, 12:58 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Stephen Hammond
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities Sony is set to announce that a voice over
internet protocol (VoIP) feature is coming to its leading gaming console the
PSP.

Users of the console will be able to talk to online peers over the web using
free internet communication programme Skype, enhancing the capabilities of
the PSP.

The news was broken on the Consumer Electronic Show news section on Sony's
website, which lists Skype as one of the latest version of the game
console's top features.

Last year Sony announced that it would be partnering with BT to provide the
PSP Go! Messenger service as of January this year.

It is currently unclear how these plans relate to Sony's latest
announcement, with industry experts speculating that as the two applications
offer similar features the services could be combined.

Potential benefits of the PSP's new VoIP capabilities for gamers include the
ability to talk to opponents while playing and swap hints and tips with
other users online.

In late 2007 Skype expanded its service further by entering into a
partnership with mobile phone provider 3.

As part of the deal users of 3's Skype phone were given access to unlimited
free VoIP calls to other Skype users worldwide.




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Old January 5th 08, 03:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Ian Pawson
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

Stephen Hammond wrote:
Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities Sony is set to announce that a voice over
internet protocol (VoIP) feature is coming to its leading gaming console the
PSP.

Users of the console will be able to talk to online peers over the web using
free internet communication programme Skype, enhancing the capabilities of
the PSP.

The news was broken on the Consumer Electronic Show news section on Sony's
website, which lists Skype as one of the latest version of the game
console's top features.

Last year Sony announced that it would be partnering with BT to provide the
PSP Go! Messenger service as of January this year.

It is currently unclear how these plans relate to Sony's latest
announcement, with industry experts speculating that as the two applications
offer similar features the services could be combined.

Potential benefits of the PSP's new VoIP capabilities for gamers include the
ability to talk to opponents while playing and swap hints and tips with
other users online.

In late 2007 Skype expanded its service further by entering into a
partnership with mobile phone provider 3.

As part of the deal users of 3's Skype phone were given access to unlimited
free VoIP calls to other Skype users worldwide.




But Skype is not voip, it is a proprietary peer to peer system
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Old January 5th 08, 03:58 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
alexd
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 15:26:22 +0000, Ian Pawson wrote:

Stephen Hammond wrote:
Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities Sony is set to announce that a voice
over internet protocol (VoIP) feature is coming to its leading gaming
console the PSP.

Users of the console will be able to talk to online peers over the web
using free internet communication programme Skype, enhancing the
capabilities of the PSP.


But Skype is not voip, it is a proprietary peer to peer system


Skype's proprietary status does not preclude it from being VoIP.

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Old January 5th 08, 04:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Ivor Jones
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities



"alexd" wrote in message

: : On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 15:26:22 +0000, Ian Pawson wrote:
: :
: : : Stephen Hammond wrote:
: : : : Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities Sony is set to
: : : : announce that a voice over internet protocol (VoIP)
: : : : feature is coming to its leading gaming console the
: : : : PSP.
: : : :
: : : : Users of the console will be able to talk to online
: : : : peers over the web using free internet
: : : : communication programme Skype, enhancing the
: : : : capabilities of the PSP.
: :
: : : But Skype is not voip, it is a proprietary peer to
: : : peer system
: :
: : Skype's proprietary status does not preclude it from
: : being VoIP.

Unfortunate but true.

Ivor

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Old January 6th 08, 12:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Linker3000
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

Ivor Jones wrote:
Skype's proprietary status does not preclude
it from
: : being VoIP.

Unfortunate but true.

Ivor


Agreed. A SIP-based app would be better, but still not much more than a
novelty.
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Old January 6th 08, 12:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Ian Pawson
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

alexd wrote:
On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 15:26:22 +0000, Ian Pawson wrote:

Stephen Hammond wrote:
Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities Sony is set to announce that a voice
over internet protocol (VoIP) feature is coming to its leading gaming
console the PSP.

Users of the console will be able to talk to online peers over the web
using free internet communication programme Skype, enhancing the
capabilities of the PSP.


But Skype is not voip, it is a proprietary peer to peer system


Skype's proprietary status does not preclude it from being VoIP.

voip is a point to point system whereas Skype is a peer to peer system
ie you pay for them to be able to use your broadband connection all the
time that you are on-line.
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Old January 6th 08, 01:17 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Paul Cupis
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

Ian Pawson wrote:
voip is a point to point system


Wrong.
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Old January 6th 08, 04:15 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Ivor Jones
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

"Ian Pawson" wrote in message


[snip]

: : voip is a point to point system

Wrong.

: :whereas Skype is a peer
: : to peer system ie you pay for them to be able to use
: : your broadband connection all the time that you are
: : on-line.

Only if you become a "super" node. If you're not running the program they
can't use your bandwidth and they can't if you're the other side of a NAT
router anyway.

Ivor

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Old January 6th 08, 04:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
alexd
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

On Sun, 06 Jan 2008 12:30:03 +0000, Ian Pawson wrote:

alexd wrote:
On Sat, 05 Jan 2008 15:26:22 +0000, Ian Pawson wrote:


But Skype is not voip, it is a proprietary peer to peer system


Skype's proprietary status does not preclude it from being VoIP.

voip is a point to point system


What does that mean?

whereas Skype is a peer to peer system ie you pay for them to be able
to use your broadband connection all the time that you are on-line.


It's still VoIP.

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Old January 6th 08, 09:07 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Al Paca
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Default Sony to give PSP VoIP capabilities

On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 16:15:51 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
wrote:

and they can't if you're the other side of a NAT
router anyway.


I'm not sure that is completely right.

 




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