278w ago - An FCC listing has confirmed that Sony is indeed working on the eternally-rumored PSP-3000. There are no details yet, as Sony has made a request for confidentiality regarding the particulars of the unit. However, this does add merit to the authenticity of the previously leaked photos.
The new PSP-3001 model (03g PSP) has been submitted to the FCC (linked above) for testing, which means the new PSP-300x model is likely to hit retail shelves soon. Though there have been plenty of clues thus far, from unused NIDs referencing new hardware devices, a reference to a "03g" model in the IPL, that "3000″ graphic on the official Sony site, and most recently, the alleged pics of a prototype.
Now it's just a matter of waiting for the official announcement and the official list of changes. Hopefully some of the rumors that have been floating around turn out to be true (the hard disk drive comes to mind).
With the new PSP-2000 TA-088v3 model that is out now that is completely Pandora-proof, you can bet the PSP-3000 will also be completely Pandora-proof... time will tell for sure!
281w ago - According to forum posters at PSPChina, the long-rumored PSP-3000 in is production and will include a built-in mic, along with minor cosmetic changes.
To substantiate their claims, one of the forum goers supplied a photo of the unit, which depicts a new button with the PS brand logo next to the two volume push buttons, in replace of the HOME button found on the PSP-1000 and 2000 series. To the right of the volume buttons is the microphone.
Keep in mind these photos are not confirmed to be the real deal and that they should be considered rumor for now. We'll be following up with Sony to learn more about its PSP plans and get comment on the authenticity of the photos.
297w ago - While it is unrealistic to assume that Sony will announce a new PSP anytime soon, considering that the PSP Slim (PSP-2000) is still relatively new, more evidence that suggests a third-gen PSP is in the works has surfaced.
Poking around on the online PSP manual, one individual found a 65Ã–13 GIF format image that denotes the text "PSP-3000." The site contains similar labels for the PSP-1000 and PSP-2000 series.
Is it just a creative mock-up or a logo that Sony is planning to use in the near future? Only time will tell...