February 22nd, 2006, 18:29 Posted By: wraggster
Im sure you have noticed on other PSP sites some pics of the v3.0 firmware and i didnt want to post speculation or wrong information so i held back, but our friends over at PSP Vault posted this news/reaction:
<blockquote> I searched for some news to post tonight, but came up empty-handed. So instead I spent a few minutes investigating these supposed "firmware 3.0" images that have been floating around since the weekend. I'm obviously not a fan of posting baseless rumors on the front page, so I've been holding off mentioning it.
That picture didn't come from a source inside Sony; in fact, it came this article over at Nikkei BP. The article is talking about Sony's demonstration of a PSP DLNA client that took place at CES this year. If you think Nikkei BP would Photoshop pictures, well, I'd say you're wrong. The demonstration clearly took place at this year's CES.
DLNA... sound familiar? It should. The "Digital Living Network Alliance" wants to establish standards for interoperability between consumer electronics devices inside the home. We've addressed the PSP's DLNA client once in the past. During the demonstration, the Sony representative (apparently) stated that though the DLNA client was running from a UMD, it would be possible to include it in a firmware update. This is back in January. If you read that older article, Fuuko Papa (a Japanese PSP blogger) also predicted that firmware 3.0 would contain a DLNA client.
Are you putting together the pieces of the puzzle now? Pictures pop up on the internet of "firmware 3.0," and they just happen to match pictures that showed up in January of a PSP that was running a DLNA client (which Sony specifically stated could be in a future firmware update)? Coincidence?
There's a part of me that wants to believe (in fact, a DLNA client in a firmware update is one of my predictions for 2006), but there's also a part of me that says someone good with Photoshop manipulated a soon-forgotten image of upcoming PSP features and just stuck a "firmware 3.0" label on it. Either way, they may turn out to be right. Here are the two parts combined:
By the way, for those of you wondering what "BS" and "CS" are in those pics, they're two types of broadcast in Japan. BS is for Broadcasting Satellite, and CS is for Communication Satellite. The fact that these are two options on XMB is interesting, to say the least.</blockquote>
Check out the full article over at PSP Vault, ive also posted the screens via the comments:
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