Hang on! That’s not what I said… PSP is on a mission to relieve the linguistically challenged amongst us from such embarrassing translation errors with Talkman, a multilingual interactive phrase book and language tutor..
Sony claims Talkman allows anyone to become a jetsetter able to communicate in six languages – French; English; German; Spanish; Italian and Japanese – with more than 3000 crucial phrases at your fingertips.
All you need is a PSP, one Talkman UMD and the special bundled microphone.
Sony says Talkman’s aim is to “Make new friends, break down barriers and promote world peace”. Let’s just hope it does a better job than the last electronic translator we used outside a Spanish nightclub at closing time when “Oi! ‘ow many sheilas wanna ride in me Pajero?” became “Excuse me, how many shemales can I pick up? I’m a wanker!”
Availability: May 2006