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PlayStation Vita Coming To UK in February 2012

The official PlayStation Blog has announced that the PlayStation Vita will be released pretty much worldwide on February 22, 2012. There is also a list featuring the official specs of the handheld, so you know what your €249 or €299 is going to be spent on.

PlayStation Vita

  • Platform name – PlayStation Vita
  • Model number – PCH-1000 series
  • CPU – ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
  • GPU – SGX543MP4+
  • Main memory – 512MB
  • VRAM – 128MB
  • External Dimensions – Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
  • Weight – Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)
  • Screen (Touch screen) – 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
  • Rear touch pad – Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
  • Cameras – Front camera, Rear camera Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)
  • Sound – Built-in stereo speakersBuilt-in microphone
  • Sensors – Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
  • Location – Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only) Wi-Fi location service support
  • Keys / Switches – PS button, Power button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), Shoulder buttons (Right/Left), Right stick, Left stick, START button, SELECT button, Volume buttons (+/-)
  • Wireless communications – Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only) 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGEIEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode) Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
  • Slots/Ports – PlayStation®Vita card slotMemory card slotSIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In]
  • Power – Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAhAC adaptor: DC 5V
  • Operating environment temperature – 5℃~35℃
  • Supported AV content/format – Music-MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)Videos-MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile(AAC)Photos-JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

Pre-orders have been available for quite some time from the likes of amazon.co.uk and Play.com, for more info, visit the blog.