Thanks to Dual Shockers, we have learned that Sony have applied to make a couple of minor changes to the build design of the slim model of the PS Vita.
According to a certification published by the FCC, the PCH 2000 series has now moved to version 2.2 and the re-certification is because the “antenna and non-transmitter circuit changed from the original device”.
Hardware continually evolves over the life-cycle of a system, usually with newer models of changes to reduce manufacture costs so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Whilst Sony aren’t supporting the Vita with the level of software that they could, it does illustrate that the Vita is still part of their plans and is not being scrapped, giving strength to the “Legacy System” suggestion referring to the 1000 series model.
Other observations show that the LAN adapter is now is manufactured by Foxconn instead of Sony, and the antenna gain for Bluetooth has also been changed from -2.1 dBi to 0.73 dBi. Dual shockers also had images highlighting the changes between the two certificates.
New Certifications for PS Vita
Old Certification for PS Vita
What do you make of this little bit of news?