Though it’s not scheduled to see retail until late this year (2011), Sony has announced some details of their upcoming portable, codenamed “NGP.” Right now it’s all words in an email, even if they are impressive, which makes it difficult (for me personally) to get too excited. However, I’ll hold onto hope that Sony has something more to show at E3 Expo in June (and they probably will). Read more of the specifics below, but if you want a very quick summary here it is: front and back cameras, big OLED multi-touchscreen, Six Axis and GPS built-in, dual analog sticks, and electronic compass.
Stunning OLED and Revolutionary User Interface
NGP incorporates a beautiful multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display. A high-performance CPU / GPU combined with OLED enables rich, visually striking graphics never seen before on a portable entertainment system, for both games and other digital entertainment content. The new system also incorporates a unique multi-touch pad on the rear, and together with the front touch display, NGP offers new game play allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” moves of the fingers.