Here are some of the featured changes of new firmware version 5.70:
- Network Update is now listed as System Update, but, curiously, has the same options.
- Video Settings obviously doesn’t have the first four UMD-related toggles.
- System Settings now has a “Your Birth Date” option (second from top), and a “Display Panel Close Option” toggle, which allows you to set it to either “Standard” (goes to a clock graphic) or “Enter Sleep Mode”. Also “Battery Information” seems to be gone, as do UMD-related options, but there’s a “Format System Storage” option in addition to the usual Memory Stick format option.
- Power Save Settings loses the “Backlight Auto-Adjust” option for some reason.
- There’s a new “Bluetooth Device Settings” entry, which consists of a toggle for switching Bluetooth on and off and a “Manage Bluetooth Devices” entry.
While on the hardware side here are the disappointments,
- PSP Go apparently has just a 3.5mm headphones jack and doesn’t support microphone headset.
- PSP Go uses newer M2 Memory Sticks not compatible to older version.
- 14.74GB of user-accessible storage is formated in FAT32, meaning there’ll be a 4GB file size limit.
- Require all new video cables and changed little things like the AV port.
It’s still a mystery if this prototype version will ship on October 1st when it hits US and Europe; either we hope not cross-finger.