During the month of November, Sony's highly anticipated portable gaming/music/video (media) center is coming out. At first, it seems that PlayStation Portable (PSP) is not in the same category as iPod. Is that true? THe thing is, it is a portable gadget, and, most people do not spend extra dollars to buy separate gadgets. They always look for ALL IN ONE. PSP's retail configurations are confirmed by Sony, and PSP is going kick some serious **tt: FORMATS PSP Game (full function) UMD Audio (codecs: ATRAC3plus, PCM, <MPEG4 AVC>) UMD Video (codecs: MPEG4 AVC, ATRAC3plus, PNG subtitles) PSP has a gorgeous 4.3 " screen , with a 16:9 ratio, perfect for watching widescreen movies. It can play movies that use MPEG4 codec. It can play music files that use MPEG4 codec. PSP is also wireless: MAIN I/O IEEE802.11b (Wi-Fi) standards USB 2.0 (Target) Memory Stick PRO Duo IrDA IR Remote (SIRCS standards) As now, iPod is a big hit all around the world. Even it is lacking a colored screen, ability to view pictures and watch movies, it has a huge market share that makes all of its competitors envy. iPod has seen minor updates since its debut. Better battery life, click wheel, ability to record, etc are of course great improvements. However, iPod didn't see any major updates, such as colored screen, user replaceable battery, support to play movies, support for wireless streaming etc. PSP is aiming directly for the top, where iPod is currently located in the portable market. Will Apple be able to hold onto the crown? Do you think minor updates are enough? What should Apple do/release in the near future? PSP is coming, oh yeah. Are you one of those enthusiasts?