PlayStation Vita specs - battery lasts 3-5 hours

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The battery life for the PlayStation Vita runs at between three and five hours, Sony has confirmed.

This puts it roughly on par with Nintendo's 3DS which, in fairness, has come in for a fair amount of stick for its limited battery life.

If you're just watching video Vita will keep going for between five and seven hours. You'll get roughly nine hours of music playback from the unit.

The device itself will take approximately two hours and 40 minutes to charge from empty. A USB cable will be included in the box.

Here are the specs in full:

* Model number: PCH-1000 series
* CPU: ARM Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
* GPU: SGX543MP4+
* Main memory: 512MB
* VRAM: 128MB
* External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x
depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
* Weight Approx: 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model), 260g (Wi-Fi model)
* Screen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED, Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
* Rear touch pad: Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
* Cameras: Front camera, Rear camera; Frame rate: 120fps@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA); Resolution: Up to 640x480(VGA)
* Sound: Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone
* Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis electronic compass
* Location: Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only), Wi-Fi location service support
* Keys/Switches: PS button, power button, directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left), action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), shoulder buttons (Right/Left), right stick, left stick, START button, SELECT button, volume buttons (+/-)
* Wireless communications: Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only), 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA *specification for Japanese region, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR ?A2DP/AVRCP/HSP?
* Slots/Ports: PlayStationVita card slot, memory card slot, SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only), multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication), headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In]), accessory port
* Power: Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2200mA, AC adaptor: DC 5V
* Operating environment temperature: 5??35?
* Supported AV content format: Music - MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM). Videos - MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC). Photos - JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

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