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PSP Go!Messenger on Friday

Video and voice chat with friends.

Sony and BT's PSP wireless communication package, Go!Messenger, will be released on the PSP Store on Friday, Sony confirmed today.

Go!Messenger lets you send voice, video and instant messages to other Go!Messenger users from any wireless Internet connection, and will work over wireless Internet, including that provided by the 2,500-plus BT Openzone hotspots around UK city centres.

To take advantage, you'll need the PSP's Go!Cam, an attachable video camera and microphone, as well as access to a wireless network. Apart from any connection costs for the broadband, the service is free.

"Enabling more than 8.5 Million PSP users across the SCEE region to communicate with each other, through Video or Voice chat, truly confirms the always evolving nature and potential of PSP," reckons PSP European marketing manager Stephane Hareau.

Meanwhile, BT's mobility and convergence group director, Warren Buckley, says he reckons it will "only help SCEE to attract even more customers for the PSP".

Yes, but can they draw willies and send them to each other? If not, we're sticking with DS PictoChat. In theory, at least - it's not like anyone uses it.

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