New Sony PlayStation 3 CECH-3001A hits the FCC

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Today, a mysterious FCC filing by Sony revealed a new version of the Sony PlayStation 3 with the model numbers CECH-3001A and CECH-3001B.  This appears to be a new generation of the PlayStation 3, given that the original PS3 and PS3 Slim were part of the CECH-2xxx series of consoles.

FCC filings reveal little about the device other than the label location picture, above. However, FCC Test Reports do show that the CECH-3001A and B were approved for Bluetooth 2.0+ and 802.11 b/g WiFi.  Also confirmed is the presence of a hard disk drive, with the trailing A and B in the console’s model number indicating different hard drive sizes.

The CECH-3001 PS3 model number has appeared online as early as December 2010.  However, Sony has not provided any information about the new device, nor do we know how it will differ from older PS3 models.

This one is still developing.  We’ll provide updates as we learn more.

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