Skype video calling is now available on PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), expanding Skype video calling capabilities to a portable gaming device for the first time.
PS Vita will offer video calling capabilities and voice calling on both the Wi-Fi and 3G models. PS Vita users can download the application for free from PlayStation Store later today.
Skype on PS Vita runs in "background mode" for users while gaming or using other applications and users have the capability to "pause" a game, conduct a call and then return to their previous activity. Additionally, PS Vita features both front and rear facing cameras, which allows users to switch back and forth between the two during a Skype call.
PS Vita is available for $249.99 (MSRP) for Wi-Fi and $299.99 (MSRP) for Wi-Fi/3G models. The device is also equipped with a 5" OLED touch screen, dual analog sticks, front touchscreen and rear touch pad, two cameras and a built in microphone.