Sony PSP GPS and Digital Camera Launched In Japan

The Sony PSP add-on GPS is officially announced and launched in Japan. We've covered this product in a couple articles over the past week, so here's the official specs, courtesy of NaviGadget (they've gone through the trouble of translating the specs).

  • Product name: GPS receiver
  • Model name: PSP-290
  • Sale day: 2006 December 7th
  • Desired retail price: 6,000 Yen ($50)
  • Reception frequency: 1575.42MHz
  • Reception method: Channel 20
  • Reception sensitivity: – 153dBm
  • Capture: – 140dBm
  • Determination renewal time: Approximately 1 second
  • Determination precision: 5m (2DRAMS, – 130dBm)
  • External size: Approximately 45 x 10 x 7mm (width x height x depth)
  • Weight: Approximately 16g
  • Contents: GPS receiver, private case
  • This is a nice value added accessory that will turn your PSP into a full-featured GPS navigation system as well possibly using it in future games.

    The PSP private GPS receiver you can enjoy in the Kousei detail and the large picture only of PSP due to the combination with the corresponding software. We propose the entertainment of the new genre which makes life pleasant presently at software manufacturer each company and this corporation navigation and the action which are in the midst of developing, with, the software of wide genre such as planetarium and golf from the real practical tool to the game.

    The PSP private camera and the "GPS receiver" with the corresponding software this year September 22nd (the gold) from with Makuhari is held displays in the SCEJ booth of Tokyo game Show 2006.

  • 640 x 480 or 480 x 272 pixels
  • 1.3 megapixel sensor
  • Video recording is 480 x 272 pixels
  • 30 fps with a limit of 15 seconds per clip in Motion JPEG
  • Supports audio recording via the mono microphone
  • Macro mode of 7 cms and digital zoom.
  • Measures 45 x 27 x x 16mm and weighs just 15 grams.
  • Sony PSP GPS Launched Press Release [via  NaviGadget and NewLaunches]