Many have seen the post of a email displayed below wondering if this means that PSN would become a paid service.... After looking around I have found something to show that this isnt the case. On this page the EU community team leader stated that this is all B.S.
("Quote From MusterBuster")
Just had a chat with our honcho about this. A value added PSN account is not coming. Such a thing would need to be done on a global scale and we've heard bob-all about it.
(The "PSN Upgrade" email):
"Dear PlayStation®Network Member,
SonyComputer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited shall launch a new upgraded PlayStation®Network Membership service on 18th August, 2009.Now you can enjoy more value-added services such as online gaming, PlayStation®Home and exclusive membership offers.
Login the PlayStation®Network's "My Page", you can quickly and easily check your trophy lists and friend list with your PC. What's More! You can also get 90-day free warranty extension* by registering your purchased products* in your PlayStation®Network account. Don't miss it.
I didn't see anything about a "fee" in the email. just sounds like Hong-Kong users will get a bunch of the services we have, like checking your trophies online, and registering your consoles and such...