Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Gadjet

The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Development of the console was first announced during 2003, and it was unveiled on May 11, 2004 at a Sony press conference before 2004.

The PlayStation Portable is the first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage media. Other distinguishing features of the console include its large viewing screen, robust multi-media capabilities, and connectivity with the PlayStation 3, other PSPs, and the Internet.

Manufacturer : Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family : PlayStation
Type : Handheld game console
Generation : Seventh generation era
Media : UMD
CPU : MIPS R4000-based ; clocked from 1 to 333 MHz
Storage capacity : Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo
Connectivity : Wi-Fi (802.11b), IrDA, USB

At 2007, Sony announced that a new version of the PSP would be released in September 2007, for all regions. The redesigned PSP is 33% lighter and 19% thinner than the original PSP. The redesign also features composite TV output, supports charging viaUSB, double the onboard RAM (32 MB to 64 MB), and has a brighter screen. It also caches UMD data in memory to decrease game loading times. The WLAN switch has been moved to the top where the old IR receiver was to avoid accidental switching, and the speaker vents that were at the bottom and underside of the original PSP have been moved to the top of this new model.