3G-enabled Sony PlayStation Vita headed to AT&T
AT&T will be the exclusive US seller of the 3G-capable Sony PlayStation Vita, which was officially announced less than 24 hours ago.
The new handheld game console (previously known as PSP2 NGP) should be available in time for the holiday season, at the same time with a Wi-Fi-only model.
The 3G version costs $299, but it’s not clear if that’s the final price AT&T will ask for it (maybe the carrier wants to subsidize it, and offer some data plans to go along with it, too).
Apart from Wi-Fi and 3G, the PlayStation Vita features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen display with 960 x 544 pixels, GPS, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras, and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It’s certainly a better gaming device than Verizon’s Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – but, well, you don’t have phone functionality, and neither access to Android’s capabilities.