Say Hello to PSPs and DS With Cellphone Capabilities

PSP DSWe all love homebrews, especially the ones that ‘economically’ provide the same service those expensive games and softwares developed by money-making companies offer. Well, here’s an early warning to our independent ‘homebrewers’ and hackers, Vonage is rumored to be working on a software that’ll make our PSPs and DS a gadget with cellphone capabilites.

With vast possibilities and applications these two portable consoles currently has, merging it into an equally multi-functional gadget really raises a lot of probabilities. Will the said software enable our PSPs and DS to place calls, send SMS, and every single capabilitites current cellphones have?

According to an article in T3, VoIP (voice over IP) provider Vonage is already developing an interface that would convert the said consoles into internet-powered phones. Since both machines come with microphones and WiFi connections, the only thing missing is a compatible interface and software to morph it into a mobile phone.

In marketing sense, Vonage can actually hit pay dirt if they can make this ‘rumor’ a reality. Cloud, (no, not the dude that rides Fenrir) a quite-renowned WiFI operator, is currently in a tie-up with the aforementioned VoIP provider, thus giving them an automatic access to over 7,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country; making the prospect very promising indeed for them.

Vonage LogoAlthough, it’s still not clear how Vonage could infuse this technology to the devices, some techies are playing around with the idea of it coming in a guise of firmware ugrade (for PSP), or a cartridge (for DS). It’s also improtant to note that Vonage neither denied or confirmed this rumor, meaning it’s most likely true.

It’s actually quite cool whenever I think of the possible scenarios once this application comes out. Imagine playing Mario or GTA when you suddenly remember that you need to call your Mom; you don’t need to dig in for another gadget, just click save and place a call using your console, nice huh?

PSP DSWe all love homebrews, especially the ones that ‘economically’ provide the same service those expensive games and softwares developed by money-making companies offer. Well, here’s an early warning to our independent ‘homebrewers’ and hackers, Vonage is rumored to be working on a software that’ll make our PSPs and DS a gadget with cellphone capabilites.

With vast possibilities and applications these two portable consoles currently has, merging it into an equally multi-functional gadget really raises a lot of probabilities. Will the said software enable our PSPs and DS to place calls, send SMS, and every single capabilitites current cellphones have?

According to an article in T3, VoIP (voice over IP) provider Vonage is already developing an interface that would convert the said consoles into internet-powered phones. Since both machines come with microphones and WiFi connections, the only thing missing is a compatible interface and software to morph it into a mobile phone.

In marketing sense, Vonage can actually hit pay dirt if they can make this ‘rumor’ a reality. Cloud, (no, not the dude that rides Fenrir) a quite-renowned WiFI operator, is currently in a tie-up with the aforementioned VoIP provider, thus giving them an automatic access to over 7,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country; making the prospect very promising indeed for them.

Vonage LogoAlthough, it’s still not clear how Vonage could infuse this technology to the devices, some techies are playing around with the idea of it coming in a guise of firmware ugrade (for PSP), or a cartridge (for DS). It’s also improtant to note that Vonage neither denied or confirmed this rumor, meaning it’s most likely true.

It’s actually quite cool whenever I think of the possible scenarios once this application comes out. Imagine playing Mario or GTA when you suddenly remember that you need to call your Mom; you don’t need to dig in for another gadget, just click save and place a call using your console, nice huh?

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