So the PSP-2000 series (slim) gets the new Skype feature starting in late January via a system software udpate. Current Skype users can use their existing account. According to the press release, here's what we'll see:
- Free voice calls between Skype users
- Skype contact list management (view existing contacts, add new ones)
- Skype presence (see which friends are online and available to talk)
- SkypeOut™ calls to make calls to landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit)
- Optional SkypeIn™ number that lets users receive calls on Skype from landlines and mobiles anywhere in the world (requires the purchase of Skype credit)
- View and modify Skype settings and account details (including username creation, SkypeOut settings, voicemail settings and call forwarding)
While I can't say this would ever replace my cell phone, it offers some pretty awesome portability, (as long as you can hijack a wifi signal somewhere!) Wonder what the talk time would be on one charge...