As regards the PSP: my analysis stands.|
An out-of-the-box PSP? Junk. And that includes the newer model, even with the Skype support.
Once you put in custom firmware? Great. The ability to crunch down games to memory stick (and avoid the massive power drain of the drive); wonderful. The ability to put more media files on, in newer types? Superb.
Now if someone'd figure out a way to get the web browser to behave (like using the memory card for swap space), I'd be 100% happy.