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Rumor: Sony PSP2 to Feature a Touch-Screen and Two Cameras

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219w ago - Following up on our previous article, today VG247.com (linked above) has reported that Sony's upcoming PSP2 will feature a touch-screen and two cameras.

As part of their E3 2010 reveal, the following details have currently surfaced on the PlayStation Portable 2, to quote:

• Multiple British sources have confirmed that PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
• PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing.
• It has a touch-screen, but apparently it has retained the trademark physical PlayStation buttons.
• UK sources were previously working towards a "2010″ release. This is now "2011″.
• One source would be "amazed" if there was any kind of physical media involved. We've been told it "could" be 3G-enabled, as opposed to the WiFi-only PSP go. This bit was sketchy.
• Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now. Some have even already been canned.
• There have been "finished units" in the UK, but we haven't spoken to anyone that's seen a final case.
• When asked directly about reveal timing, one source said, "If the games were aiming for end 2010, beginning...
 

Videos: PSP Touch-Screen Support; DreamCast Emulator for PSP

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313w ago - MastaRiot has been tinkering around with the PSP and has shown off his experimental PSP Touch Screen project... once released, the PSP will finally get touch screen support, unofficially.

In related PSP homebrew news, drkIIRaziel has unveiled a new DreamCast Emulator for PSP in the works.

However don't go expecting too many miracles of emulation perfection from this he states... both videos are available below via YouTube.

Enjoy!








 

Sony Names Touch Screen Device After Phil Harrison

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317w ago - Sony is apparently working on touch screen devices with gaming firmly in mind. One such device, according to the EETimes site is named Phil Harrison.

From our past news, according to the US Patent Office a patent referenced to 20080150911 refers to a "A hand-held electronic device..."

The inventor is stated as Phil Harrison... can't be the same Phil as the one who has recently departed Sony for Infogrames/Atari? Can it?

"The device may comprise a case case having one or more major surfaces; a touch screen disposed on one of the major surfaces, the touch screen; a processor operably coupled to the touch screen; and one or more tactile pixels disposed proximate the touch screen."

Section of the USPO's page mentions, "22. The method of claim 19 wherein the user input to the touch screen corresponds to user input to a video game."

Section 23 refers to, "23. The method of claim 22 wherein the predetermined state reflects a change in state of the video game or one or more particular game events.

Also included in the patent are references to 'gesture'...
 

Apple overhauls entire iPod line

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360w ago - A touch-screen iPod has been added to Apple's popular line of portable music players. The gadget also has wi-fi and a web browser on-board so people can buy music when they are out and about.

The device was unveiled by Apple boss Steve Jobs during a press conference that also showed off revamped versions of the other models of music players.
 
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