Sony intends for the PlayStation Vita to be used as more than just a gaming platform. Like the PlayStation Portable and PSP Go before it, the Vita is a portable media player. As a web-connected, 3G-capable machine, it's also going to integrate a range of social features. At least one more of those apps will now be available by the time the Vita launches in the U.S.: Flickr.
An English language-only Flickr app is now available in the Vita's PlayStation Store, Andriasang confirms. Photos snapped with the handheld's cameras can be uploaded to the photo sharing website and comments can be posted. Note that a Flickr account will be required to use the app. Still to come are apps for Foursquare, Facebook and Skype, but there's no word yet on when they'll be released.