May 23, 2007
Remember my Google Talk and VoIP on Sony PSP article from January 2006
? Well, it would appear that now you can get VoIP on the Sony PSP. Well, according to the BBC
, The VoIP software was developed by BT and will enable PSP users to call PCs, fixed lines and mobiles. The new service takes advantage of BT's 21 century network (21CN) designed specifically for IP.
Unfortunately, at least initially, the service will only be available in the UK and will only work on home or BT wireless hotspots. Seems a bit odd that it is restricted to just your home WiFi or BT wireless hotspots. How does BT know where your WiFi router is and why do they care? What if you are traveling with your PSP and want to make a VoIP call on someone else's WiFi connection? Are they restricting calls from certain IP addresses that you have to register? Or are they using geolocation
to make sure the IP address is located in the UK? While VoIP on the Sony PSP is strictly limited to our British friends across the Atlantic, this is still a good start!