OMG, not another rumor: PSP2 = 1.8 in. HDD?

What happens when Samsung drinks from the bottle labelled DRINK ME.

Knolly told us to go and check this presentation out. It also happened to be in Korean, so we had to break out the Google Translate and the Babelfish. It’s about Samsung’s recently-unveiled “N-series” of 1.8-inch disk drives – yes, 1.8-in. HDDs. Will the wonders of technology never cease… then this slide came along…

Okay, WAITAMINUTE. You serious, or you seriously kidding us, Samsung?

For all the PSP2 rumors we’ve heard, this one just might have gone off the deep end. That undoubtedly looks like a PSP. A PSP with a hard disk drive? Not that it’s unimaginable – for crying out loud, the iPod! – but why jump to conclusions from a single picture? There’s nothing in the source’s text that says anything that spells out “PSP” or “PlayStation Portable” (unless the Koreans call it a different thing entirely). Maybe Samsung was just using the image of a PSP as a demo.

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What happens when Samsung drinks from the bottle labelled DRINK ME.

Knolly told us to go and check this presentation out. It also happened to be in Korean, so we had to break out the Google Translate and the Babelfish. It’s about Samsung’s recently-unveiled “N-series” of 1.8-inch disk drives – yes, 1.8-in. HDDs. Will the wonders of technology never cease… then this slide came along…

Okay, WAITAMINUTE. You serious, or you seriously kidding us, Samsung?

For all the PSP2 rumors we’ve heard, this one just might have gone off the deep end. That undoubtedly looks like a PSP. A PSP with a hard disk drive? Not that it’s unimaginable – for crying out loud, the iPod! – but why jump to conclusions from a single picture? There’s nothing in the source’s text that says anything that spells out “PSP” or “PlayStation Portable” (unless the Koreans call it a different thing entirely). Maybe Samsung was just using the image of a PSP as a demo.

Thing is, when we investigated further, Engadget did jump the gun on this picture. Not to mention cause a small eruption of comments, not a few of which doubted the practicality of a HDD-equipped PSP. For example, what would the power demands of an HDD be on a PSP’s battery?

We have to be more cautious than that, though. Again, this is not to say that the PSP2 (if there IS a PSP2 or any sort of PSP-next, for that matter) won’t sport an HDD. There is, after all, a working relationships of sorts between the two (for example, Sony Memory Sticks use Samsung flash memory chips, while there was word much earlier in the year about Samsung NAND memory on PSPs).

You can bet that Samsung will definitely try to market the 1.8 in. N-series drives to the mobile market – of which the PSP is a member of. Will Sony bite? Will Sony find a use for an HDD in the PSP? (Will it even be worth it in the first place?) Or are we simply jumping the gun, the shark, or the PSP2 with this line of imagination?

Thanks for the tip anyways, Knolly. Unverified and speculative all that talk has been, it doesn’t hurt to dream.

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