Sony’s PS Vita finally saw it’s official North American release last week, prompting glazed eyes and hungry salivation in gamers across the continent. With it’s speedy four core ARM A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM, multiple input options, as well as built-in GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Vita is currently the most powerful handheld gaming platform available to consumers.
That said -- as any kid with a cardboard box and a head full of dreams will tell you -- you don’t need the most powerful gizmo in its class to have a great time. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at how the PS Vita stacks up against our favorite portable gaming platform: iOS on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. After spending a week with the PS Vita, and a number of years with iOS, here’s what we found.
We published our PS Vita review this week. The Vita has generated as much buzz over the years as any of the top smartphones, and it's easy to see why. Its specs are top of the line, and offer a mobile gaming experience far beyond anything that's been possible up to now.
But it's not all been about the Vita this week. We've also been playing with the Nokia Lumia 710, a budget Windows Phone aiming to do battle with the likes of the HTC Radar. And the budget theme is continued with the Kogan TV we reviewed yesterday.
A 55-inch LED, Freeview HD TV for under $1000. You've got to be kidding, right?
I have a Sony Cyber-shot P150. It is about eight years old, and I cannot seem to get my pictures downloaded to my iPad from the camera. The memory sticks are not compatible with the SD card reader, so I’m relying on the USB connection, but it gives the following error when trying to connect: “Cannot use the device. The connected device is not supported.” Is there an easy way to download these pictures, or is the camera simply too old?
It seems like only yesterday that we were reporting that Apple had secured two of the four major music labels for its cloud music service -- and it was! Only 24 hours later, it appears that Sony makes three, with the lone holdout also close to a deal.
If the current crop of Android-based tablets have been unable to dethrone the iPad, perhaps Sony will succeed where others have failed. That’s the logic behind a pair of tablets launched at a media event in Japan overnight, although you’ll have to wait for the leaves to start falling to get one.
Perhaps the above could be one of the reasons we may see a later than usual release of the next generation of the iPhone? During an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have subtly given away plans for an eight-megapixel camera in the iPhone 5.