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PS Vita Gets Free Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare Apps
PS Vita Gets Free Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare Apps
August 16, 2011 | By Frank Cifaldi

August 16, 2011 | By Frank Cifaldi
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Sony Computer Entertainment shed further light on its upcoming PS Vita portable console's social features on Tuesday, announcing free dedicated apps for four popular social networks.

Apps for Facebook, Foursquare, Skype and Twitter will be available as standalone applications for the console. According to Sony, these represent the "initial applications" in a larger social networking and communications lineup.

The apps will be downloadable for free through the company's PlayStation Store.

Sony's PS Vita handheld will be available in Japan by the end of the year, and in the United States and Europe early next year. Sony did not specify a timeframe for any of these four apps.

The company announced this morning that all Vita software will be available digitally, a first for any major dedicated platform that plays games on physical media.


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Eric Geer
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Facebook, Foursquare, Skype and Twitter"



Aren't all of these free to use anyway??...If they charged for the applications to use them there would be a PS Fanboy united "FLAME ON!" that would ring worldwide..

Steven Sei
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True, but it cost money on Xbox 360 as far as i know since these features are only available if you have Xbox Live Gold. Maybe that is one reason why Sony mention that this is free. Or maybe they just mentioned that it is free because they are seperate apps. I'm sure that it is possible to access these things (at least Facebook and Twitter) through the PS Vita browser as well.


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