CES 2008: Sony to launch PSP Keyboard by mid-2009; GPS, camera finally coming to U.S. this year

CES 2008: Sony to launch PSP Keyboard by mid-2009 - Image 1The PlayStation Portable is indeed getting a lot of love from Sony at the on-going CES 2008 in Las Vegas. The past few days saw the announcement of several new features like the Skype and the GPS functionality finally being available.

Today, we learned that a first party keyboard peripheral is currently being developed for the Sony handheld. And also, there’s word that the GPS and camera add-ons for the PSP will be gracing American shores soon. Finally. See the rest of the details by clicking the “read more” link below.

CES 2008: Sony to launch PSP Keyboard by mid-2009 - Image 1More exciting details are being revealed as the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 in Las Vegas continues to unfold. Sony, in particular, has been very active in the show, unveiling new features for both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable.

After announcing both the Skype and GPS functionality, as well as a new USB microphone, representatives from SCEA have now confirmed that the GPS receiver and the add-on camera will be made available in the U.S. before the year ends. Finally. No exact date, however, has been set.

But more excitingly, the same representatives also mentioned that their developers are currently developing an add-on keyboard for the PSP to do away with the mobile phone-like test entry feature.

Those who’ve been following the PSP scene ever since will remember that a similar design was shown during the 2005 outing of Electronic Entertainment Expo. When asked about the same, the spokesperson said that they currently considering several designs.

Lastly, it was also revealed that the said peripheral will be made available during mid-2009.

Via Gamespot

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