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Skype revealed for PlayStation Vita: free app available now

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Sony and Skype have just announced the launch of the latter's app for the PlayStation Vita, adding a freely-downloadable Internet calling app to the PlayStation store. The announcement marks the debut of video calling on the current generation of handheld consoles – indeed, it's the first purpose-built games machine of its caliber to allow the feature (assuming you're not down with sidetalking).

The Skype app's designed to utilize either of the Vita's cameras, and can run in background mode on the offchance you should want to use your new video-phone for playing games. The app works on both 3G and WiFi models of the Vita, giving owners of Sony's premium model handheld video-calling wherever they go in a clear sign that you're now living in the distant future. WiFi owners, meanwhile, can enjoy the feature from home, a friend's house or their nearest Starbuck's, in a clear sign that you're now living in the near future, at the very least.

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9 comments

  • mbavalo - April 24, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    Nice, screw all the Vita haters
  • rob619 - April 24, 2012 11:43 a.m.

    Vita still has a long way to go! It needs Youtube, flash support for the internet browser. Also Lovefilm/Netflix. Also the way messages dont get sent straight away like it does on the ps3! Anyways Sony will make the Vita be number one!
  • tiben36 - April 24, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    netflix is already in the vita app store
  • rob619 - April 25, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    Hmmm are you from America? I guess in the UK we dont have it :(
  • Person5 - April 24, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Didn't Microsoft buy Skype? Why are they letting a Vita app be?
  • shawksta - April 24, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    Thats pretty cool, but let me be frankly honest, the only time I hear the word Skype is when people want to cam their ”Sexy” bodies, but thats probably cause their idiots. Well atleast you can video chat with other people with Vita's, if they wanted to do that.
  • ultimatepunchrod - April 24, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    Hmm. I just checked the sore a few times and it doesn't seem to be up yet. Good news though. I've been looking forward to this.
  • tiben36 - April 24, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    cool, its a phone now whats the reason not to won a vita now? can you do that, 3ds? only needs a jewtube app and studio
  • tiben36 - April 24, 2012 8:50 a.m.

    own* herping hard btwe, wheres week of hate, only see 2 articles

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