Sony Lauching PSP Go Which Will Double as Ebook Reader

Posted on August 24, 2009

The Telegraph reports that Sony's new handheld games console, the PSP Go, will also allow users to read books and comics on the go.
The Digital Reader service will go live in December, and will give users access to hundreds of comics and graphic novels from publishers such as Marvel. Users will be able to download the comics straight to their PSP Go using its built-in wireless capabilities, and can read stories page-by-page or zoom in to read them frame-by-frame.

Among some of the early titles available are Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four, as well as Star Trek. Sony, which also produces a dedicated ebook reading device, the Reader, could eventually expand the library to include other titles and novels.


The PSP Go, which was unveiled at E3 in June, goes on sale in the UK on October 1, and is expected to cost around 150. The device is half the size and weight of the original PSP handheld games console, and features 16GB of flash memory, allowing users to store thousands of songs, photos and games on the device. It also has a slide-out control pad, and integrated Bluetooth, as well as a memory card slot to expand its storage limit.
Here's a video that gives all the details on the new PSP Go.

We want one.

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