David Carony, executive editor at CNET, has a lot to say
about Sony, the PSP, and their newly announced mylo
. Sony's attempting to market the device at a whopping $350, which is ridiculous when many, if not all of its features can be implemented in the PSP, or a PSP redesign
. With the right accessories and firmware upgrades, the PSP can do every thing the mylo can... plus it can play games. And at $199, it would be a bargain for the consumer. Here's a list of what Carony believes will make the PSP better:
- Skype support to make Internet (VoIP) calls (using the SOCOM headset).
- Support for Slingbox (a competitor of Location-Free TV). Sony could make some bling by not selling hardware, but selling a Slingbox application.
- Built-in IM applications, similar to mylo's support for Yahoo! and Google.
- Better e-mail integration.
- Keyboard accessory.
- Video output for TV.
- Stop making Connect so crappy. Where's the revamp?
These are all great, plausible and reasonable upgrades that Sony can
provide. If Sony actually took these suggestions to heart, I know a ton
more college students and business people would pick up a PSP. Let's hope Sony has the brains to follow through on some of this.
[Via PSP World
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
8-18-2006 @ 9:13PM
Heyyy - Video output and keyboard! Deja vu all over again.
But the more I think about it, the more depressing it looks. The new PSP should've been a Mylo with PSP internals and a UMD slot. It isn't, and since it isn't, Sony won't let the two conflict with each other. Ergo, no keyboard or IM for PSP and no gaming or UMD for the Mylo.
I hope I'm wrong.
9-05-2006 @ 2:29AM
[b]Ye[/b], please :)