Introducing NGP: Next Generation Portable

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Today in Tokyo, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP). NGP will make its debut at the end of the 2011, but here’s everything you need to know right now.
Key NGP features:

Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display
Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
Dual analog sticks
Two cameras (front and rear)
Software titles on small, dedicated flash memory-based cards
Three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass
Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity
PlayStation Network access, including “”LiveArea™”, “Near” and “Activity” log features Trophy Support
NGP will be able to play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics and video from the PlayStation Store, as well as all games newly released via PlayStation Suite.
Technical Specs:

CPUARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)GPUSGX543MP4+External DimensionsApprox. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)Screen
(Touch screen)5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)Rear touch padMulti touch pad (capacitive type)CamerasFront camera, Rear cameraSoundBuilt-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphoneSensorsSix-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compassLocationBuilt-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service supportKeys / SwitchesPS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)Wireless communicationsMobile network connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
Games Shown or Mentioned (Titles Not Final):
Call of Duty
Little Deviants
Hot Shots Golf
Reality Fighters
Gravity Daze
Smart As
Hustle Kings
It’s still early going, so we understand that you likely have questions not addressed here. Details such as release date, price, and more will be announced in due course. We’ll keep you updated.

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