November 15, 2006

Send Text Messages Directly From Your Game Controller

fast_type.jpg Blue Orb Inc. announced today the launch of a family of products that bring new text messaging capabilities to online video gamers everywhere. [Press release]

Now for the first time, gamers can generate text messages directly from their game controller.

Gamers use the Texter with PlayStation 2 or Xbox 360 online environments for in-game messaging, text chatting, and Web browsing.

The Texter appears to be a USB keyboard to the console and game. Typing with the Texter is much faster than using onscreen keyboards, and eliminates the need for an external USB keyboard. Messaging becomes a part of the gaming experience.

The Texter for the PlayStation 2 is now available, and the Xbox 360 Texter will be available in early December 2006.

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