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Sony PS3 firmware 2.50 & PSP firmware 5.0 released

Sony PS3 firmware 2.50 & PSP firmware 5.0 released

Sony have released the official firmware version 2.50 for the PlayStation 3, and version 5.0 for the PSP, in North America and Europe.  The 2.50 update for the PS3 adds support for the Sony Bluetooth adapter, the ability to auto-shutdown after a download completes, and Flash 9 compatibility, as well as other features.  Meanwhile the PSP 5.0 update gives WiFi access to the PlayStation Store and an on-screen full-size QWERTY keyboard, among other things.

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PSP firmware 5.0 get demos, PS3 firmware 2.5 now available

PSP firmware 5.0 get demos, PS3 firmware 2.5 now available

New PSP Firmware 5.0 adds direct access to Playstation network with account management and store access via a WiFi connection. Now you can wifi your portable Playstation to download games, demos and trailers using your exiting PSN account or with a new identity at PS Store.

Sony PSP Store launches in Japan

Sony PSP Store launches in Japan

Sony Japan have announced the launch of the PlayStation Store for PSP, an on-device download center that allows new games, media content and services to be accessed directly from the handheld games console itself.  Available Wednesday, October 15th in Japan, the PSP Store will require a WiFi connection and accept payment from the Sony "Wallet"; this online account can be loaded with either a credit card or a PlayStation Network Card.

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Sony PSP will get better 3rd-party support in 2009

Sony PSP will get better 3rd-party support in 2009

It's always hard to predict how a product will do. You can do all the market research, pour over the numbers and still end up wrong. And though the PSP hasn't exactly been the hottest item on the market in recent months, it is expected to do better in the coming year. At least, if were are to believe SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing, John Koller.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

Intel have been holding their annual Developers' Forum in San Francisco this week, and quite a few prototypes and commercial products have come out to play. Of the former, most exciting seems to be the UrbanMax Tablet PC concept; of the latter, Viliv's S5 MID and S7 UMPC both promise to crank the netbook market up a gear or two.

That's probably not what Acer want to hear; the company has snipped pricing off of their Aspire One netbook, presumably remembering (only a little late) that the ultraportables are meant to be cheap. Not far from the shelves, Fujitsu's Amilo Mini and Dell's Inspiron 910 continued to leak information, but still no official word from the tongue-tied companies themselves.