Today in Tech: Sony PSP2 details, Android Honeycomb preview

January 27, 2011: 8:36 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

  • Meet the Sony PSP2, codenamed NGP. Sony's next-generation handheld gaming device will focus on the following areas: Revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity, Location-based Entertainment, Converging Real and Virtual (augmented) Reality. Features include a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 5-inch touchscreen OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution, dual analog sticks, 3G, WiFi, GPS, a rear-mounted touchpad, the same accelerometer / gyroscope motion sensing technology in the PlayStation Move controllers, an electronic compass, and front and rear cameras. Expect this monster to hit some time during the 2011 holiday season. (Engadget)
  • Google released a platform preview version of its upcoming Android Honeycomb OS, which now sports a tablet-friendly interface that the upcoming Motorola Xoom will highlight, multitasking, an improved notification system, multiple customizable home screens with widgets and stackable items, and a full-screen tabbed browser. Image below. (Mashable) More
  • First sighting of Android-based Sony PSPhone

    Engadget found a PSP Phone running Android.  That would make a few shoppers a nice Christmas present.

    The Sony PSP Phone has been rumored since the first PSP showed up in 2004.  If the product shot Engadget produced this evening is the real deal, it will likely be coming to fruition either right before Christmas or early next year.

    According to Engadget, the device sports a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, MORE

    - Oct 26, 2010 9:41 PM ET
  • Marcus don't play iOS games

    Sony's smart-aleck front man has been trash-talking Apple's game players since June

    Steve Jobs claims Apple (AAPL) makes the world's No. 1 portable game player, but Marcus Rivers isn't buying it for a second.

    "That ain't built for big-boy games," says Sony's (SNE) trash-talking front man for its portable PSP game player. "That's built for texting your grandma and calling your girl."

    Rivers, played by actor Bobb'e J. Thompson, is the classic know-it-all MORE

    - Sep 9, 2010 8:16 AM ET
  • Hey Kids! Sony's making an Android PSP?

    The stand-alone gaming device is dead.  Long live the multi-purpose gaming smartphone.

    Engadget is reporting that Sony (SNE) and Google (GOOG) are working on a new gaming device that will run on Android 3 (Gingerbread) and debut later this year.  It is described as:

    ...a cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go -- in other words, it's a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY MORE

    - Aug 12, 2010 11:13 AM ET
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