Sony shows off final PSP design and specs.


This is Sony’s new baby and the folks over at Ferrago have high resolution pics as well as the full final specs on what it’s capable of. The list of proposed accessories makes it clear that Sony wants this little portable to do it all as it includes stuff like a headphone with remote commander and microphone, a USB Camera, a USB GPS for PSP, and a USB Keyboard.

The PSP will initially be available in black, and will include a 16:9 ratio TFT LCD wide screen, centred on a sleek, ergonomically designed controller that Sony hope will fit snugly in the hand. The dimensions are 170mm x 74mm x 23mm and it will reportedly weigh 260g. The screen will support the full sixteen-million or so colours of the spectrum, in a resolution of 480 x 272. The positioning of the PSP’s D-Pad and buttons are apparently based on the Playstation’s – for convenience – and the device will incorporate stereo speakers, a headphone jack and volume/brightness controls.

Connectors offered include a full 802.11b wireless LAN option (for connection in the home and to the wider network), as well as USB 2.0. The wireless functionality will allow several PSPs to connect and enjoy multiplayer gaming or take the player online. Data will be downloadable wirelessly, via USB, or using the Sony Memory Stick compatibility offered.

PSP software will come in Universal Media Disc format, which supports 1.8gb of data, despite being only 60mm in diameter. This format will offer support for movie and music files as well as games and other software, and a robust anti-piracy encryption system is touted.

Go check out Ferrago’s article for all the specs and lists of developers that have signed up to produce PSP software.

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