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Cali touched briefly on Sony’s new NGP, or Next Generation Portable in episode #132 yesterday. Since then we’ve learned more, and as promised, we’ve got the details for you right here.

This is a machine that really transcends the current conception of what portables are capable of. Check out these specs:

  • Coretx-A9 quad-core processor
  • SGX543MP4+ GPU
  • Dual-axis control sticks
  • Front and rear cameras
  • A rear multi-touch capacitive touch pad
  • Six-axis motion sensors and compass
  • Wireless 3G, 802×11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Flash memory card support
  • GPS & Wifi-location support

There are those saying that the PSP2  is as powerful as the PS3. While I can’t say whether that’s true, a quad-core processor in a mobile device is VERY impressive.

Gone from the device is UMD support, not much of a surprise since that was also lacking in the PSP-Go. Software and games can be acquired over wifi or 3G or via flash memory cards.

Games that have been announced include:

  • Uncharted
  • Killzone
  • WipeOut
  • Resistance
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Hustle Kings
  • Hot Shots Golf
  • PSone games (via Playstation Suite platform)
  • Backwards compatibility with downloadable PSP games

This is supposed to launch during the holiday season this year. No word on price yet. What do you think? Is this a must-buy? Let us know in the comments.

(via Kotaku)

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