Skype App for PlayStation Vita can run while playing a game

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Skype officially released their VoIP app for Sony’s PlayStation Vita which capable of video calls and voice only calls. This makes that gaming device into a super portable internet phone using Wi-Fi or 3G connections. Skype app is available for free download from PlayStation Network in US, Europe and Asia.

PlayStation Vita’s front and back cameras can be use to make video calls, you can also make your Skype app runs while in the middle of the game or other apps running. “Background mode” allows PS Vita to receive calls while playing a game like Uncharted, and you will see an alert on the upper right part of the screen when someone is calling, by pressing the PS button, it will pause the game and let you answer the call, then resume after you’ve finish talking. Skype-to-Skype calls are free and it is capable of calling a landlines or mobiles if you have credit on your Skype account.

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PlayStation Vita Philippine release, features, specs and price Philippines

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Great news to all gamers, console collectors and Sony fans! The much awaited Next Generation Portable and the successor of PlayStation Portable  is now available here in the Philippines. It was first release in Japan on December 17, 2011 with 325,000 units sold in the first few days after the launch. One June 6, 2011 at E3 2011, Sony announced the name of the device would be “PlayStation Vita” along with release information, pricing, features and specs. It will be release globally on February 22, 2012 with the pricing of $249 (PS Vita, Wi-Fi only) and $299 (PS Vita with Wi-Fi/3G). I heard from my friend that PS Vita can now be found in malls nationwide with the price range of Php20,000 to Php18,000.  You can also check Widget City online store, they sell PS Vita for only Php17,000. I just want to update the price, my cousin sent me a message that PS Vita is now only P15,300 (Wi-Fi only) when he went to Viramall in Greenhills last week.

PS Vita Features and Specs

  • Model number: PCH-1000 series
  • Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth)
  • OS: Live Area, Sony proprietary
  • Processor: ARM® Cortex™-A9 (4-core)
  • GPU: SGX543MP4+ quad-core PowerVR graphics processor
  • 512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAM
  • 5-inch OLED Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • (16:9), 24-bit color, 960 × 544   @ 220 ppi pixel density
  • Rear touch pad: Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
  • Front and Rear VGA Camera
  • Frame rate: [email protected](QVGA), [email protected](VGA)
  • Face detection, Head detection, and Head tracking
  • Stereo speakers and Microphone
  • Sixaxis motion sensing system (3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope)
  • 3-axis Electronic Compass
  • Built-in GPS (3G/Wireless model only)
  • Online Network: Near for local play, PlayStation Network for over-the-internet
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure Mode/Ad Hoc Mode)
  • Bluetooth v2.1+EDR A2DP/AVRCP/HSP
  • File Compatibility: Photo: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG; Audio: MP3, AAC, WAV; Video: MP4, H.264
  • Keys: PS and Power button, D-pad, Action button (square, triangle, cross and circle), Left and Right shoulder button,Volume button, Start and Select button, 2 analog sticks
  • Memory card slot and SIM card slot (3G/Wireless model only)
  • Built-In Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC adaptor
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