Yo. I take one short break from playing Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, and Sony goes releasing firmware 2.0 North America on me.Naturally, viewing my own site on this bizzarre ‘cinemascope’ web brower reveals the need for a redesign. PSP Magazines already offers a slim site. It is a whole other browser to consider now, isn’t it?The text input experience was about as painful as a good cell phone, so in effect, tolerable in a pinch, but not ideal. It features some enhanced text input helpers if you really ‘game out’ the controls when you think of typing – use the R and L buttons for cursor control. It’s easy to imagine some youngsters really getting good at typing with this thing, for real. So, what now? Wallpaper madness. Porn. Another round of wallpaper madness. Then more porn. Email? IM? Meanwhile, plenty of Flash speculation. Imagine the burst of political cartoons and casual games that would spring out of PSP Flash support.CNet scoops the hot comment and controversy stream. Apparently, there was some fumbling in releasing a staging site to the public. I noticed that too, on several links that were being posted around. Go Sony.Gizmodo recommends the comments in particular.Worth the wait and all the hysteria? No. WiFi connectivity is still persnickity. My first generation AirPort security still doesn’t seem to be supported. Argh! Until sites figure out how to deal with the narrow width of the PSP screen, conventional web-browsing is really a no-go. Google AdWords ads are especially pernicious in the PSP browser, insisting that they cover content in the display ‘fit’ modes. Lack of Flash support means no casual gaming (yet). Text input is still a drag. Since I missed the boat on not upgrading my original 1.50 to the minor updates, I locked myself out of homebrewing long ago. Next post in the works? I’m considering doing a post reviewing the top 5 sites that actually look good on the PSP browser.
PSP 2.0 North America Arrives
Category: Gadget Review