Update #2: It appears $ony has now officially launched their [Register or Login to view links]... definitely something to keep an eye on!
Update: A brief update on this past article today... With E3 2006 approaching, [Register or Login to view links] has added another few pics (see Pic #1 and Pic #2) of the PS3 development unit. The PS3 kits are big, bulky and extremely loud, according to studio sources... also, note all of the USB and dip-switches on the units.
Today the world's first picture of the PlayStation 3 Software Development Kit hardware has made its way onto the Internet! In addition, a picture of the PS3 RSX Chip from nVIDIA (the GPU that will be used in the PlayStation 3) that is already inside the PS3 $DK has also been unveiled. According to several reliable sources, word is the current PlayStation 3 DEV Kit includes a 2.4 GHz processor as well. More information to come as it is available of course- cool news!