Would a Play Station Portable (PSP) work as a PDA?

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  1. jessearl macrumors member

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    I was flipping through this month's Popular Science and they rated the PSP as one of the best gadgets of the year. I was searching recently for a smartphone and couldn't find anything that I thought I would like.

    But I'm wondering if a PDA/portable entertainment device would work.

    So, what do you think?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    PSP is wonderfull...dont know about PDA functions but its good foe games, movies and music and internet...


    Bless
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    The PSP certainly has the graphics and CPU power required to work as a PDA. All it really needs is a keyboard or a touch-screen to allow text input.
     
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    The PSP would not work as a PDA as all it can do is play games, videos, music, display pictures, and browse the web. You cant store notes, schedule things, add contacts, anything like a PDA.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Check this website out:

    http://pspwebbrowser.com/

    I think the basic answer will be that the function as a PDA will be about as limited as the function of my shiny VGA Axim as a game player is. :(
     
  6. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    There is a homebrew program out that attempts to fulfill the basic address book and calendar capabilities of a PDA, but I just tried it out and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Also, if you end up getting a PSP with a firmware greater than 2.0, you can't run homebrew programs on it anyway. An iPod would be a better bet for a PDA replacement, IMO at least.
     

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