198w ago - Last year we first uncovered Sony using the "Sand Dollar Enterprise, Inc" pseudonym to list PS3 Slims with the FCC, and today two new PlayStation 3 Slim models have been uncovered- the CECH-2101A and CECH-2101B.
In this FCC document [PDF] it states the difference between the CECH-2101A and CECH-2102B model is HDD type only.
For those unaware, the "X" in the models CECH-210XA and CECH-210XB represents the region coding, so replacing it with a "0" would signify Japan, a "1" for North America, "2" for Australia / New Zealand, "3" for U.K. / Ireland, "4" for Europe / Middle East / Africa and so on.
To quote: "We're not sure why Sony is passing two new PS3 Slims through the FCC. The wireless specs on the new PS3 Slims include 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth - nothing new there.
We're guessing that maybe Sony found a new manufacturer for some of its wireless components, and was forced to...
227w ago - According to the UK news site Telegraph (linked above), the PS3 Slim console that is expected to be announced at GamesCom during Sony's 3-hour press conference is reportedly to come in two versions- a 40GB and an 80GB model.
To quote: "An official PlayStation announcement could come later this month at the GamesCom video games show in Cologne, Germany, with the console itself in stores in time for the lucrative Christmas shopping season.
The new console, dubbed the PS3 Slim, is expected to cost less than the current generation of PlayStation 3 consoles, which start at around £300 for the 40GB version.
The Slim is likely to come in two models, one with a 40GB hard drive, another with an 80GB hard drive, with prices expected to start at around £260."