Is your PlayStation Vita sitting on a shelf waiting for a big game to come out? Well, get it out of there as Sony has announced that Skype can now be downloaded for the handheld.
The app, which can be downloaded now from the PlayStation Store as we speak, will let people use Skype calls for free and it can be used by both the Wifi and 3G variants.
Manrique Brenes, senior director, consumer electronics group at Skype has highlighted some of the key features from the app.
- Free Skype-to-Skype voice calling
- High-quality video calling that utilizes PS Vita’s front and rear cameras
- Skype app on PS Vita runs in “background mode” while you’re gaming or using other applications — meaning you have the capability to “pause” a game, conduct a call and then return to your previous activity — so you never miss a call.
- Using Skype credit you can make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile directly from your PS Vita.
While it’s not as better as getting a triple A game, at least we’re getting something, right? Hopefully the handheld gets more useful apps in the future.
Source: Official US PlayStation Blog