Du to offer data bundles for PlayStation
Dubai, February 23, 2012
UAE telecommunications company du has announced a partnership with Sony PlayStation to provide data bundles to power the PlayStation Vita 3G, one of the first handheld gaming systems with 3G connectivity.
The telecom’s mobile network will support the gaming experience with speeds up to 42Mbps, and bundles will be available from du, starting Dh100 ($27.23).
With the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) 3G, powered by du, users can not only play their favourite games anywhere, but also use the location-based features in the games, while keeping up with their gaming community and other social networks, said a statement from du.
The PS Vita has an incredibly vibrant five-inch OLED touch screen and rear touch panel, two analogue sticks and a camera in the front and back, the statement said.
Augmented Reality on PS Vita allows fans to capture 360 degree scenery and use it as the background of their next Reality Fighters game, a PS Vita title at launch.
Robert Fisser, general manager, Sony Computer Entertainment, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India, said: “The Sony PlayStation Vita 3G represents the latest feat in gaming technology and complements our ultra-high speed real mobile broadband network beautifully.”
“Our customers are discerning early adopters of innovative technology, which makes this the ideal partnership for their benefit,” said Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer, du. “Using the PlayStation Vita 3G on our HSPA+ (4G) data network, users will experience premium network-based gaming anywhere in the country.”
The PlayStation Vita 3G will be available for purchase in du stores across the UAE, and each one will come with a du data SIM, the statement said.
Users can get their SIM activated at authorised partners at no extra cost, and recharging it online is simple with three ‘more data’ bundles available - 750 MB for Dh100 ($27.23), 2 GB for Dh200 ($54.46) and 12 GB for Dh500 ($136.15). – TradeArabia News Service