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Sony Japan announces free WiFi internet for PSPs

By James Lee

Fri 22 Aug 2008 2:52pm GMT / 10:52am EDT / 7:52am PDT

Partnership with FON will see the handheld make use of a browser to download demos, clips and wallpapers across the region

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced a partnership with the world's largest global WiFi community FON - to create a new service, PSP×FON.

Under the partnership the two companies plan to roll out FON access points in the region for a free internet browser via the Sony PlayStation Portable.

Starting today, there are approximately 44,000 FON spots across Japan and over 2,200 FON livedoor spots, which primarily cover central Tokyo. Through this service gamers can use their PSPs to download game demos, clips, wallpaper and the like.

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