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Sony Adds Browser to PSP Mobile Game Device

Reuters News Wire (
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 23:49:48 -0500

Sony Corp. is adding Internet access to its Play Station Portable in
a bid to increase the mobile gaming device's appeal as a handheld
entertainment center, the company said on Wednesday.

Sony Computer Entertainment America is offering PSP users a software
upgrade that will allow wireless Internet access on the device,
including a new Web browser to connect to news, entertainment content,
online searches and e-mail.

The software is also built to increase data security on the device and
enhance digital photo-sharing and video playback capabilities, the
company said.

"The Internet browser and other added functionality ... will further
enhance the user experience beyond the unprecedented portable
entertainment already provided by PSP," said Andrew House, executive
vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Japan's Sony has sold nearly 2 million PSP units in North America
since launching the product in March.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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