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Skype Vita App Updated Today

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying catching up with your friends and family using Skype on your PlayStation Vita. Today I’m happy to announce that this great app will have new features which let you enjoy connecting to even more people.

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Hatsune-Miku1390d ago

Can't wait for text chat for this

Qrphe1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

That's the only thing I'm waiting for to even redownload this.

"You can now ... make calls to mobiles and landlines if the person you’re calling is not online."

So basically a phone now?
Cool, hopefully we were to get a Gmail app someday (thus Google Voice).

SonyNGP1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Does it still suck?

EDIT: http://i.imgur.com/Wt81Q.jp...
Pathetic....

Axecution1389d ago

lmao seriously?

@The disagrees: Come on. Really? That's just dumb. Too many contacts so he cant even open Skype? xD

Ju1389d ago

So, how many do you have? Talk much, huh? Must be a couple of 100s or more you talk frequently, I suppose...or did you type in a phone book?

SonyNGP1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

If you must know, it's 270. You'd have around the same if you had a lot of friends, fans and followers :P

Then again. I didn't buy the Vita for Skype. I have my PC and my iPad (usually at work) for that. But you gotta admit that this is a dumb error, considering the Vita is supposed to be a really powerful handheld.

Ju1389d ago

Yes, I agree it's a dump error. But at the same time, how is Skye a tool to have "follower". It's supposed to be a phone - that is, before it got linked to FB and all this "community crap". This is just a useless "me too want to be Facebook" which skype wasn't meant to be...

Axecution1387d ago

k you guys are right it's a good error

DialgaMarine1390d ago

This app would be perfect if they could just add in text chat and allow you to call multiple people, like on PC skype. Without those, the app completely sucks, and is pointless if you already have it on your computor.

Hicken1389d ago

Because you can take your computor everywhere you can take your Vita, right?

DialgaMarine1389d ago

I think you missed the point of my comment. I'm saying that's exactly why the Vita needs those extra features: so you CAN get the full experience that PC offers on the go. Without those features though, you're probably better off just using skype on your desktop or laptop, because despite being alot less portable, it's still alot more efficient. Hell, even the iOS version has text chat. Explain to me why the Vita doesn't?

Ju1389d ago

This doesn't make sense. Why would it need more features? Sure, text chat IS missing and hopefully will be implemented at some point, but it will never replace the PC version, It is an option. Texting on the PC is still the preferred way, IMO. Simply because you got a keyboard.

DivineAssault 1390d ago

Vita is awesome.. I dont care who complains about its shortcomings, it does a lot & does way more than what other devices are capable of..

CaptCalvin1389d ago

I think you mean it's capable of doing more than what other devices are doing. It's just that Sony doesn't have much of those things very high up in their priorities.

DivineAssault 1389d ago

no i mean exactly what i wrote.. It does do more than what others are capable of doing.. Not necessarily Skype, many of its features aren't possible anywhere else.. Its equipped to play beautiful games like consoles, do phone applications, media features, remote play PS3 titles, dual sticks n buttons, etc

Anon19741389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

My wife was out of town and using skype on her cell while I used it on the Vita to have our toddler say "goodnite," before bed and to take her over to the baby's crib and have her make faces at our youngest. Much easier than lugging my laptop around the house having everyone come and try to sit still in front of the computer.

Anyway...I was happy and surprised to see a Skype app on my Vita. I don't think I'll use it all that much, but it's nice to have.

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