] More details about the highly secretive "Cell"
] processor--slated to power the upcoming Sony PlayStation
] 3 game console--emerged Monday. ... This puts the earliest
] date of release of the PlayStation 3 at late 2005, or more
] likely 2006, considering the amount of time needed to
] develop the process technology and mass-produce the new chip.
Looks like the PS2 is going to be around for a couple more years.
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