A Spanish blog called Tecnoblog unveiled the following photos and information about a new upcoming PS3 model that is supposedly slightly slimmer with what appears to be a sliding disc drive. The translations are from Spanish to English so it may be a bit rough at some points.
“Whenever I make a visit to the famous SGCH Anatel, system in which are published the last approved appliances for sale in Brazil. We’ve had some major leaks by this system in the past and today it seems is one of those days. On the afternoon of Friday I found out that at the end of last month what appears to be a new model of the PlayStation 3, with capacities of 250, 500 and up a 16 GB, has been certified by a laboratory and published in the system.”
“The list of files is available at this link, along with a batch of statements of omission of Sony that were conveniently published yesterday. But as always, the external files with photos were available on the server for those who wanted to access.
We have information that Sony has no plans to sell the products in the country. Although the new models have been approved by the FCC, the idea of the company is to continue with the current templates without modifying the portfolio for 2012.
The new model of the PS3 has an obvious difference in its design, as you can see from the photos. The certificate does not speak from the bowels of appliances and so there is no way to know what has changed, but cites that as well as the previous models, it comes with support for Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b/g (and that was why he had to pass by the FCC).
In the middle of published files there is also a “similarity” (which you can see below) sent by a Sony Executive who says that all templates that were sent to certification are all identical except for storage capacity. And in that letter the Commission cites that the models, which use the codes CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C, rely on, respectively, 16, 250 and 500 GB of capacity.
Recently a new model of the PlayStation 3 had already been approved by the FCC, the American equivalent of the Fcc, but there is no requirement. Perhaps this model that was approved by the FCC is the same that was approved, but there is no way to know for now. The point at which we can speculate is the model of 16 GB might be a cheaper option and that Sony should offer in Brazil soon or not. Perhaps to compete with the Xbox 360 from 4 GB?
Sought by Tecnoblog, Sony of Brazil has not commented the leak.”
SORRY, THIS WAS A ROUGH COPY FROM SPANISH TO ENGLISH !!!!!!