New “Next Gen” Vita 4G
Apparently there Is a new Vita model patent on the horizon that sources indicate that It Is going to be 4G and launch along side price cuts for memory cards.
On February 7th, 2013 the US Patent and Trademark Offices published a patent from Sony showing what looks to be a new PlayStation Vita model. Sony’s patent was filed in the US under serial number 55977. The new PlayStation Vita design shown in FIG 2 below supports a completely resigned bottom with new ports and readjusted placements. Sony states that the patent is for mainly a port redesign for the “Next PlayStation Vita”.
The patent clearly shows that the new model Vita will incorporate an all new USB port, HDMI and power supply connector which is described as a parallel-pipped connector which allot of people including myself have been waiting for these enhancements since the vita was announced with the specs, i’v been waiting to output the video gameplay to an HD screen.
Quote from wololo.net
As we get closer to the February 20th announcements from Sony about the “Future of PlayStation” other sources are saying that the new Vita model could be announced then and include a new fully fledged Vita OFW update and memory card price cuts. Close sources to Gamerxchange are reporting that:
•A new 4G model of the PlayStation Vita will be replacing the 3G model sometime this year. According to the source, this will be the so-called “price drop” that has been rumored for the Vita as the new model will retain the $299 price point for an upgraded system.
•The Wi-Fi version will still be available on the market for $249
•To go along with the 4G model, a significant firmware update will go live bringing in a lot of requested features including new ways to organize apps in folders.
•The new model may be unveiled along with the rumored PS4 this month at PlayStation’s February 20th event or at E3, but will not hit the market until later in the year.
•A price cut on memory cards will be made. No details on prices.