Sony PSP 2 aka PSP Phone Will Announce Today : Made2Game Reporting that Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kazuo Hirai is to announce the arrival of the PSP2 later today.
According to rumours, the PSP2 merges the line between phone and gaming device, featuring Google Android based software running the latest build customised by Sony to suit the hardware. We hear the device will also include SIM Free mobile network coverage utilising 3G and EDGE support for gaming on the go.
According to sources, the new PSP should be about the same size as the PSP-3000 with a funky new addition, and there is also some rumors about PSP are, It will likely feature digitally downloaded games instead of discs, despite piracy concerns. It is said to have a four-core Cell CPU that would put it on par with the original Xbox in terms of processing power, maybe even more powerful.
Beyond that we have heard rumors of built in wifi, a possible 3G connection, and front and back cameras. Touch sensitive buttons on the back of the unit are a new rumor, but just as likely as all the other details. According to the sources, the new PSP might ship in 2011, but it could be pushed back into 2012.
Sony currently doesn’t have any plans to pull support for the PSP, in fact Sony responded to rumours about the PSP2 saying that “the PSP has life in it yet.”.