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