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Report – Vita to have Skype functionality

Friday, 17th June 2011 18:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It looks as though Skype will be made available on Vita when it releases, just as with the PSP, according to a demonstration of the handheld in Brazil.

Much like the PSP, it will offer Skype functionality despite Microsoft purchasing the service last month.

Microsoft said service contracts with Skype prior to the purchase will be upheld, and that the company will continue to offer the service on non-Microsoft products.

Skype has over 170 million users, and 600,000 new customers register for the product each day.

Via Gaming Generation.

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6 Comments

  1. IL DUCE

    Oh snap, Microsoft making that money…definitely was a smart move to honor all contracts and partnerships previously established…can’t restrict your revenue stream

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @1

    A lot of companies pay for other companies technology. Reason why Microsoft didn’t go with Bluray because it would have made the price point of the system too high for them to be marketable. Just like Microsoft games uses SOny’s DRM company.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gama_888

    Great!!
    Although its going to be weird playing on my vita and suddenly seeing the M$ logo :)

    Will Skype work fully with 3G?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Espers

    Just put the phone functionality in the device for heaven sake and sweep away all “smart phones” why is SONY acting stupidly ?!!

    They should have designed VITA with A MOBILE PHONE in mind instead of releasing a gazillion of devices that have a gazillion of competition

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @4, It’ll add to the cost of the device, you could simply use VOIP (Skype, among other services) to contact others using the same software. There are reasons that high end phones cost well over $500, mainly greediness & to force us onto contracts but there are other factors.
    Now that I’ve actually had a look at Skype… it’s not bad, I just can’t imagine a scenario where I will need to use it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. tmac2011

    it would be cool sense there at&T wifi if i could put my sim card into ps vita then use blue tooth headset

    #6 3 years ago

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