Sony has released a new firmware upgrade for the PSP enabling PSP users to play compatible games online, surf the Web at more than 7000 T-Mobile HotSpot locations in America for the next 6 months.

Although not available in the UK, US gamers will be able to log-in at numerous places including Starbucks. Once the trial period is over, T-Mobile has said that it will offer PSP owners an option to purchase a subscription at a special rate.

PSP owners must log-in to the T-Mobile HotSpot Network by March 28, 2008, to access the 6-month promotional period.

“This new offer enables SCEA to take portable gaming and entertainment to a new level of mobility and convenience for PSP owners”, said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Additional Firmware 3.30 Upgrades include the ability to view full-resolution video saved on a Memory Stick Duo in full resolution (720 x 480) and the ability to see thumbnail files for video and RSS content similar to the company’s PS3 interface.