A week in tech; part 1

The latest tech news from Japan and Korea.

A week in Japan tech

Media, Entertainment and Gaming

- Sony Corp. plans to launch a hand-held videogame player. Sony said its PSP - short for PlayStation Portable - will begin selling toward the end of 2004 and will feature a 4.5-inch display screen and a high-performance microprocessor for running sophisticated games. Unlike many hand-held game players, the PSP is designed to be linked by wire to other PSPs as well as cellphones, personal computers or Sony's PlayStation 2 home videogame console.

Mobile Wireless

- Japanese electronics firms' shipments of mobile phone handsets posted the highest year-on-year growth in two and a half years...

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