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+ - Sony Announce Skype Homebrewers Win Again

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Sony have today officially announced that Skype is arriving on the PSP at the end of January, the application will be available via a firmware update and is only compatible with PSP Slim & Lite Consoles, however after that announcement the PSP homebrew Scene released a new application called Furikup which will allow you to make phone calls with your PSP and is compatible with the original phat PSPs. From the readme " Here are some of Furikup's best features:

It's free software — in both the beer, and speech senses.

You can use it anywhere in the world, subject to signing-up to a suitable local SIP-based voice-over-IP provider and being near a usable wifi access point. In many countries, you can find those for free or nearly-free — e.g. with SIPGate, in the UK, you can call to your PSP from any standard phone (landline or cellphone) for just the standard local call cost, and from PSP to another SIP phone (another PSP or a PC) for free.
It runs on both slim and fat PSPs.

It uses open standards, for maximum compatibility with other phone systems.
You can use a Go!Cam (Chotto Shot), Talkman microphone, or SOCOM-style headset for audio input. (And even if you don't have any of those, you can still send audio from a WAV file in a pinch).
It's still pretty much beta software — the audio quality needs some work (but it is usable), the UI isn't very pretty, and video calls aren't working (yet!). But it works, and it's a nice demo of what is possible"."
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