July 29, 2003

More PSP


Oh yeah, this almost certainly the MIPS64 Sony licensed last year.

Interestingly this indicates that the one of the cores isn't acessible to the 'user' (by which I assume they mean developers). So I guess that's where the OS is going to live, like the IOP on a PS2. I suppose this might make some sense, from a DRM angle, but it does seem to be a bit of a waste of an entire processing core, especially on something as power-critical as a hand held device.

Hmm, it's not really a GameBoy is it. Too large (4.5" diagonal 16:9 screen), and several people have expressed concerns about battery life. Obviously it's not a phone, and it's probably too large to be an iPod. Besides, unless those discs are writable, how would you get music onto it anyway? A 128MB memory stick doesn't really cut the mustard, when placed next to even the smallest iPod, currently 10Gb. Wonder if it's a Palm? Although no touch screen, so unless they've got extensions for joysticks, no PDA angle. You could keep a read-only calendar and diary on it. Maybe some sort of funky dual-stick character entry.

The wireless angle is interesting though.

Really need to see the form-factor, or at least, get a stick & button count.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at July 29, 2003 08:07 PM