Cellular Talk and Sony VOIP

A hope expressed by many PSP gamers has been, will there be a “cellphone attachment” or other similar type of vocal communication device for their PSP. In the recent months we have seen the release of titles such as TALKMAN, and Socom, both which use the PSP microphone or headset.

3rd partys are already jumping on the bandwagon and making devices such as the Plantronic’s Bluetooth Stereo Headset or Wireless PSP Headset by Thanko. Of course lets not forget pertinent user modifications like using any headset with your PSP that would make vocal communication on your PSP (using current software) possible for anyone with a little time and resources. It would seem Sony is keeping their options open for future communication development as well, while expanding good ideas, and adding more peripherals such as a Camera attachment.

As previously reported, Erik Lagerway, once CEO of Xten (which is now Counterpath) said that they should be able to “hack together” a softphone for VoIP on the PSP handheld gaming console. Now, at his new job working with Eyeball Networks, there have been rumors about a new SIP softphone client that is under development for the Sony Playstation Portable.

Another possible thought is that Google Talk may be trying to open its doors to such communication that might be compatible with the PSP. In the Google Talk blog it was stated that “people using Google talk services can now chat with users on other XMPP services and vice versa. If you want to connect your service to the Google Talk Service you should know that Google Talk uses the dialback protocol as described in RFC 3920.

All in all it is quite a good possibility that something of this nature will be developed, and possibly as a homebrew application. Recently spoken about applications such as PSP Radio, PSP-OSS, and the highly anticipated yet controversial release of PSIX keep PSP gamers glued, while with each update recognizably touching the limits of PSP’s homebrew at the current time and always progressing. A hope expressed by many PSP gamers has been, will there be a “cellphone attachment” or other similar type of vocal communication device for their PSP. In the recent months we have seen the release of titles such as TALKMAN, and Socom, both which use the PSP microphone or headset.

3rd partys are already jumping on the bandwagon and making devices such as the Plantronic’s Bluetooth Stereo Headset or Wireless PSP Headset by Thanko. Of course lets not forget pertinent user modifications like using any headset with your PSP that would make vocal communication on your PSP (using current software) possible for anyone with a little time and resources. It would seem Sony is keeping their options open for future communication development as well, while expanding good ideas, and adding more peripherals such as a Camera attachment.

As previously reported, Erik Lagerway, once CEO of Xten (which is now Counterpath) said that they should be able to “hack together” a softphone for VoIP on the PSP handheld gaming console. Now, at his new job working with Eyeball Networks, there have been rumors about a new SIP softphone client that is under development for the Sony Playstation Portable.

Another possible thought is that Google Talk may be trying to open its doors to such communication that might be compatible with the PSP. In the Google Talk blog it was stated that “people using Google talk services can now chat with users on other XMPP services and vice versa. If you want to connect your service to the Google Talk Service you should know that Google Talk uses the dialback protocol as described in RFC 3920.

All in all it is quite a good possibility that something of this nature will be developed, and possibly as a homebrew application. Recently spoken about applications such as PSP Radio, PSP-OSS, and the highly anticipated yet controversial release of PSIX keep PSP gamers glued, while with each update recognizably touching the limits of PSP’s homebrew at the current time and always progressing.

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