Sony has been patenting a lot of new tech all surrounding a single device. The patents intertwine a new touch screen interface, which is quite interesting. Although the patents were published today, they were filed back in October 2009.

Could this be the next PSP2

The patent applications suggest that the device may take various forms such as a slider, clamshell or a slate. The other patents also describe a touchpad, separate from the main screen, which allows the user to manipulate the text via the touchpad at the back.

An interesting patent was the one that indicated some kind of “prediction engine” that would change the layout of the screen based on the users past behaviour and choices. While all this sounds like a tablet computer rather than a new PSP, Sony is known to include some great technology into their products, so stay on the look out

If you want to read all the patents, head on here and as always your thoughts are welcome in the comments section.

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