Sony’s PSP to become a Mobile Phone

The Sony PlayStation Portable is a good gaming system, but it could soon be a mobile phone. Just don’t plan on making calls stateside. As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, the PSP could become a mobile phone in the UK. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has teamed up with British Telecom to transform the PSP into a mobile communications device.

Under this deal users will be able to use the system to make voice calls, video calls and send messages over the Internet or from BT Wireless hotspots. The service will take advantage of the upcoming PSP camera and microphone. And while this won’t be a full-blown mobile phone, it will surely give the struggling system a much-needed boost… if only in the UK.

PSP Dials Up for UK Users [via Next Gen]