While the file on their official downloads page (psjailbreak.com/downloads) is still named "manager.pkg" as the old version at the moment, it does display v1.1 on the screen and offers discless booting (press SQUARE when booting a game) and reportedly features improved PS3 game compatibility.
To quote: "Time will tell very shortly what is true and what is not, here is an earlier chat with them:
[16:21:07] Smeemi: Hi there!
[16:21:15] Smeemi: What are your promotions?
[16:25:16] Smeemi: and is the backup manager 1.1 coming out today?
[16:26:04] PS Jailbreak Sales: Yes
[16:26:11] Smeemi: What time?
[16:26:12] PS Jailbreak Sales: It will be on our site in 30
[16:26:15] Smeemi: 30 minutes?
[16:26:57] PS Jailbreak Sales: Yes
[16:26:59] Smeemi: Thanks
[16:27:09] PS Jailbreak Sales: Your welcome
[16:27:52] Smeemi: Any good features...
171w ago - Previously we reported that the PS JailBreak Backup Manager was incoming with some of the rumored features, and today the official PS JailBreak site (linked above) has been updated stating the PS3 USB modchips are shipping and offering some update details.
To quote: "Firstly we would like to apologize for the shipping delay. Our product is now officially shipping, and we have eliminated delay for future orders. All future orders will be shipped within 24 hours of payment.
As this is a big project we needed to make sure that everything would be perfect for both the present and the future. Let us tell you the wait is well worth it as we have made our product even better then we thought possible.
We have several new things to announce. Our Backup Manager v1.1 will be released on or before the 15th of September with a very valuable feature as well as increased reliability and expandability. We have received many emails asking about updates, we have a solution in the works (unlike all copy cat clone makers).
Our solution will be released within 7 days as well and will only work with original...
173w ago - Today the PS JailBreak team have confirmed via xiaNaix (linked above) that an updated version 1.1 of the Backup Manager is coming soon which will include new features and tweaks.
Previously it was reported that the PS JailBreak delay was due to a component shortage, however, this was also clarified today, to quote:
"They would also like to clarify that the launch delay was not caused by a parts shortage as originally reported. They are finishing their retail packaging and finalizing the new software."
Finally, the PS JaiLBreak team are assisting Australian resellers who were recently a victim of an injunction by Sony, as follows:
"With the recent injunction in Australia, they have decided to stand behind their dealers and distributors with financial support. They have made a sizable donation to both OzMods and Quantronics to help support the cause!"