A while ago, people opined that the PS Vita – despite horrible battery life and a dearth of compelling game titles – could become a sort of “gamers iPad,” a tool that ends up being more than just a console. That dream is coming closer to fruition with the announcement of Skype for Vita.
The Vita can now make voice and video calls and you can even receive calls in the background while playing games. Skype credit allows you to call out to landline phones.
While the addition of the Skype app doesn’t make the Vita a fully-fledged cellphone, the app does support Wi-Fi and 3G WLAN calls and essentially makes the device the N-Gage everyone always wanted.
The app will be available for download in the Vita app store tomorrow. It will be free.