Posted By: wraggster
Sony have finally released the GPS Receiver for the PSP, heres what it looks like:
The retail price is Price: US$ 59.90 (~30.30 GBP)
Heres the Specs of the GPS Receiver:
Sony PSP GPS Receiver (PSP-290)
Release date: 12/07/2006
Comes with case accessory
Reception Frequency: 1575.42MHz (L1 ban, C/A code)
Reception System: 20 Channels
Reception Sensitivity: Following: -153dBm, Captured: -140dBm
Position Update Interval: Approximately 1 second
Position Precision: 5m (2DRAMS, -130dBm)
Hardware size: 45mm x 41mm x 17mm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight: Approximately 16 grams
Thanks to Gamespot heres some details of Enhancements to upcoming games:
Minna no Golf-jou
(SCEI, 2007) Minna no Golf-jou is a spin-off of SCEI's popular Hot Shots Golf series, and it functions as a map utility for real golf courses. The software includes data of all golf courses in domestic Japan and lets the golfer check out everything from his distance to obstacles, as wells as the greens. The software can also be used as a management tool for keeping track of score data.
Note the relative size of the GPS unit compared with the PSP itself.
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
(Konami Digital Entertainment, December 2006) Metal Gear Solid's new PSP action adventure game will make use of the GPS receiver to search for and collect new characters that can be recruited as soldiers.
Planetarium Creator Ohira Takayuki Kanshuu: Home Star Portable
(Sega, October 2006) Sega's constellation navigator is coming out two months before Sony's GPS receiver, but it's going to have support for the peripheral. Using the GPS receiver, players can acquire their current location and display the exact stars that they should be seeing up in the sky.
(Edia, December 2006) This standard car-navigation software features all the roadmaps in Japan. Aside from searching for car and walking routes, the software can also be used as a directory to search for nearby shops and other facilities. The maps and database can be updated using the PSP's network capabilities.
Play Asia have the GPS Receiver in stock now.
Finally if you buy the GPS Receiver then check out Deniska`s Map this Release which has maps from Citys in different parts of the World.