The PSPgo Compared To The PSP: Same Battery Life, Different Cables

Posted Jun 16, 2009

Sony European Product Manager Adam Grant has given away some of the details about the Sony PSPgo.  The battery life on the Sony PSPgo has not been improved much since the PSP.  The cables of the PSPgo are actually different from the PSP.

“We have adopted an embedded battery to realise a smaller and lighter PSP system,” stated Grant. “The battery life is equivalent with the current models meaning approximately 3 to 6 hours for gameplays and approximately 3 to 5 hours for playing back videos.”

Sony has also changed the specifications of the cables on the system.  “We have reduced the size of the USB connector and introduced multi-function features which has allowed us to obtain a smaller and lighter PSP,” added Grant. “As such the peripherals for the current PSP models do not currently work on PSPgo however we are considering introducing a special attachment that can connect current peripherals to PSPgo.”

Three of the new functions in the PSPgo include:

– Game sleep: THe XrossMediaBar can be used while suspending gameplay temporarily
– Bluetooth: Gives the ability  to use wireless headphones to listen to music, games, and videos
– Clock and calendar application: The clock and calendar application can be found when the sliding panel is open or closed

[via Ars Technica]