Sony has released a system software update to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) to version 3.30. The update is
available for download from Sony’s Web site.
The software makes the PSP compatible with H.264-encoded video saved at 720 x 480 pixels, and now displays thumbnail images of video. What’s more, the system supports more PlayStation Network titles — those are games originally developed for the PlayStation One console that are available for purchase and download through Sony’s PlayStation 3 console.
A new network setting, “Use Wireless Hotspot,” enables PSP users who want to utilize public Wi-Fi connections in order to play games against other PSP users online. What’s more, Sony and wireless service provider T-Mobile have
announced a promotion that provides PSP users with six months complimentary service at T-Mobile HotSpot locations.
The PSP, Sony’s mobile gaming system, also possesses extensive multimedia capabilities, such as the ability to view digital photos, movies and audio. It can also surf the Web, subscribe to RSS feeds and more. When paired with a Mac-based sync utility (several are available), it can easily exchange data with the Mac using its USB interface.