Sony’s New PlayStation Portable Will Hit Shelves February 22

Sony’s PlayStation Vita will launch in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe on Feb. 22, missing the critical holiday period by a couple of months. The handheld gaming device, with a five-inch touchscreen and dual cameras, was originally announced at E3 in June and delayed in August. It is expected to be released in Japan by the end of the year. The company said the Wi-Fi model will cost $250; a 3G version will cost $50 more.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik