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PSP Go teardown shows removable battery, more

updated 10:00 am EDT, Mon September 28, 2009

PSP Go part by part dissection

A teardown of Sony's imminent PSP Go has revealed the handheld to be unusually accessible. iFixit notes that the system is kept together through typical Phillips screws and that the battery can be replaced, including without breaking the "void if broken" seal as long as the user is skilled. It's also a high capacity battery that holds 930mAh -- more than the Nintendo DSi's 840mAh or the 789mAh of the iPod touch -- though the large screen means its battery life is roughly similar at three to six hours depending on the task.

Extra findings also show that the PSP Go is still limited to slower 802.11b Wi-Fi by hardware and uses a custom Sony processor at its heart with Samsung providing the 16GB of flash storage. The construction is unique both in having the plastic shell provide the support as well as having a Lego-like slider mechanism.

The system officially ships on October 1st and is a mild modernization of the original PSP with the UMD drive dropped in favor of a smaller, thinner design that relies on its network access to download games.







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  1. Telekinesis

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    Too expensive.

    That thing is a total rip-off, you can't even play your old PSP collection on it. It's basically a DRM experiment by Sony and it wants us to be the guinea pigs.

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