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PSP: The New iPod?

PSP: The New iPod?
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The PSP launches this week and the more we hear about it the more we wonder if Sir Stringer's job search found him a cushy little number. By the looks...

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 22 march 2005

The PSP launches this week and the more we hear about it the more we wonder if Sir Stringer’s job search found him a cushy little number. By the looks of it, the PSP will become the product of 2005.

Although Sony seems to have designed the PSP to dominate three areas of personal
entertainment ( portable audio, portable video, and portable gaming) the more we read about it, the broader the impact we can imagine.These little babies could really become our personal media centers to use at home, on the road and even at work.

A few things that blow us away about the new PSP:

1. Big(ish) screen, small(ish) size
2. WiFi
3. In-room/cafe peer to peer file swapping/IM/everything else
4. Email
5. Web Browser
6. Movies
7. Ripping movies via BitTorrent & PSPcasting
8. Baby Phat versions and Marc Jacobs carriers
9. Flash USB sticks become video tapes
10. Porting programs through memory stick
11. Carry enough tunes (inc. MP3) that fit on your 1GB memory stick
12. Other stuff like keyboards
13. Future PDA functionality
14. Oh yeah, did we mention you can play games on it??

Anything else PSFKers?

Looks like Jobs will have to take a look at satellite radio and video iPod pretty soon.

For a moment, as I wrote this I imagined a future PSP that wirelessly managed all your in home entertainment: it was your Tivo, your music collection, your video bank, your photo library – playing through your TV, stereo and projector – and it also wirelessly managed all your in office needs: it was your browser, your email, you could swap files with colleagues and send others to the printers/Kinko, you could present your reel, portfolio, tunes via the screen. Now what little white box could do that??

I told my girlfriend how exciting this product was – and she replied, “Yeah, but
does it have a phone?” That stumped me – and then I found this article suggesting that they might develop VoIP for the PSP! And the means it will wireless VoIP too!

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