Archive for the ‘PSP’ Category

New Sony Playstation Portable

July 13, 2007

“Last month, Sony was in news as it released its firmware upgrade for its Playstation Portable which can give upto 25% boost in its clock speed. There was a rumours by an unnamed source that the previous firmware version was hacked by game developers and they could allow their games to run on full CPU speed. There were speculations that the high impact games were running at 266MHz where as the full potential clock speed is 333MHz. Soon after the firmware news, it is now turn to introduce a more advanced and upgraded PSP. This includes a brighter screen, a slimmer profile and increased battery life.”

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PSP Slim Details

June 12, 2007

“Over at game blog Rumor Reporter, they’re floating more details on the rumbled PSP slim. According to the site, the updated PSP won’t have big speed increases and will be outfitted with a slot UMD loader. Screen-wise, the site states that its the same size and is “Sidekick-esque.” That would give the portable a “flip-factor” and decrease the system’s overall size. Underneath the screen, there’s a “Home” button—just like there is now. There are also all new controls for UMD movie chapter and music skipping.”

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PSP Phone From Sony Ericsson

June 1, 2007

“Nowadays everything seems to be converging into a mobile phone. It already can be a perfectly good digital camera, a mobile TV station a music player or GPS receiver. One of the things missing here was a mobile gaming platform. But it’s coming too.

And who’s better positioned to create a perfect mobile gaming platform then Sony? It already has one – Sony PSP. It also makes some great mobile phones via joint venture with Swedish Ericsson.

Their recent patent filing shows how Sony Ericsson will go about integrating these two gadgets:”

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PSP VoIP Not Coming to U.S.

May 26, 2007

“Sony and British Telecom announced a new joint venture today that allows UK residents the ability to place and receive VoIP and video calls between PSPs and supporting PCs. Initially the service will only work at BT wireless hotspots, but future plans include the expansion to include 100 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Sadly, American PSP owners won’t be allowed to play, at least not yet.”

““There are no plans currently to bring this service to the US,” said Sony’s Dave Karraker in speaking to GigaOM. Bummer for the 7.4 million PSP owners living here. Sony had offered Skype connectivity to the owners of Mylo, a communicator type device, that has vanished liked the Yeti.”

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PlayStation 3 Upgrade Inhances Images

May 24, 2007

“A free download upgrade for the Sony PlayStation 3 enhances the image quality of movies and old video games and allows people to check out stored video, music files and digital photos through the Internet with the handheld PlayStation Portable.The upgrade, available for download worldwide Thursday, will improve the visual quality of PlayStation 2 games, as well as original PlayStation games, although it won’t be quite as dazzling as the quality of PS3 games, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. officials said.”

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PSP To Become Cellphone in UK

May 23, 2007

“Sony is teaming up with BT in the UK to transform the PSP into a cellphone of sorts, letting users hop onto BT hotspots (or their own personal WANs) ’round the country and make phone and video calls. Sony is expected to release a microphone and camera in the UK “soon,” which would facilitate the PSP Phone. BT picked the PSP because of its screen and audio capabilities. How nice of them.”

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