Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the immediate availability of the latest system software update for the PSP. Version 3.90 will enable all owners of the new PSP Slim & Lite (PSP 2000 series) to make and receive phone calls, adding a whole new raft of functionality to the PSP.

Skype is a piece of software that allows users to make free calls over the internet to other Skype users, anywhere in the world, whilst also having the ability to make paid for calls to traditional landline and mobile phones. With the addition of these functions, alongside the ability to send and receive voicemail to over 200 million Skype users worldwide, PSP can now claim to be a highly cost effective and accessible portable communications device, alongside its entertainment credentials.

To use Skype on PSP, users simply need to upgrade to system software 3.90, register and talk, using a headset and remote control.