Sony's rumored PSP-4000 will apparently include a sliding front screen (similar to the non-Sony concept art pictured below) and boast a "complete aesthetic overhaul" based on existing PSP technology.
According to a "highly trusted source," the revamped handheld is set to be unveiled at GDC or E3 this year, though companies are keeping mum on any further details.
Additionally, the source also backs up Eurogamer's http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=343940 of a 2009 release date for the platform, so we can expect to be getting our hands on the swanky new portable device at some point this year.
To quote: VG247 has learned that PSP-4000 does have a sliding front-screen, with a highly-trusted source confirming fresh details on the unannounced machine this morning.
PSP-4000 is not PSP2, but rather a "complete aesthetic overhaul" based on existing PSP tech.
Much is now known by some parties of the console, which will be announced at either GDC or E3 this year, but cards are currently being clutched very tightly to chests.
The revamp does have a sliding front-screen, and we're assured the design being currently touted isn't a million miles away from this now-infamous image. More PlayStation 3 News...