Tech Week: PSP 2 officially unveiled as NGP and iPhone

Plus: LG Optimus 2X review and January's top motors

Yet another busy week in tech has past us by, here are our highlight from the past seven days, enjoy.

News of the Week
Whilst we all had our ears cocked to the ground in search of the long-awaited PSP Phone Sony has only gone and fooled us by officially unveiling the PSP 2 or the Sony Next Generation Portable (NGP) as it will henceforth be known. Following the unveiling we have been treated to a bevy of PSP 2, sorry NGP, information with the first official pictures emerging ahead of a full control demonstrating video hands-on landed. We have also learnt that not all NGP consoles will support 3G connectivity, we’ve heard theexpert verdicts on the PSP 2 replacement and, although official prices have yet to be released, Sony has declared the device won’t cost $599.

Samsung is expected to be one of the big players at next month’s Mobile World Congress attempting to emulate last year’s success of the Android powered Galaxy S handset and Galaxy Tab tablet. Kicking off the week by unveiling four new members of the Galaxy smartphone family and teasing the possible MWC arrival of the Galaxy Tab 2. This was followed later in the week by a leaked conference timetable confirming the Barcelona launch of the Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S 2 as well as official word that the Galaxy S 2 will come equipped with a dual-core processor and Super AMOLED Plus display.

With The Daily iPad newspaper this week confirmed to officially launch on February 2nd, Apple has this week mostly made headlines for the upcoming iPhone 5. Whilst three new job vacancies within the Cupertino company hinting towards iPhone 5 NFC technology inclusion, news that Apple intends to ship 10 million of the mooted handsets at launch has stolen the headlines and much of the focus of a possible arrival date.

App of the Week | FIFA 11
The iPhone game causing a stir around the world has gone big, gone HD, gone iPad bound
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPad Apps | FIFA 11 Review

Features of the Week
So you got a new smartphone for Christmas and have finally mastered all of its bells and whistles, now all you need is a bevy of app-based content to fill it with. As luck would have it we have gather just that into a handy feature of the best apps of 2011 so far; January’s hottest apps.

Mobile World Congress 2011 is now just a few short weeks away and the rumour mill is already working on overdrive. Compiling all the MWC 2011 rumours we look at the expected PSP Phone, the imminent Samsung dual-core handset arrival and a feast of other mobile based whisperings.

January’s hottest motors are here with the new, ninth iteration of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante kicking off a month of tantalisingly hot motors that also includes an Audi RS3 Sportback, Mercedes C-Class and a ‘60s Mustang remake.

T3 Podcast - The web's biggest audio gadget show
The T3 tech team discuss the weeks top news and their gadget of the week, the Samsung Nexus S
T3 Podcast episode 167

Reviews of the Week
For anyone that appreciates design in their tech, this is a coupling that makes the pulse race. B&O’s achingly stylish products share an aesthetic with Apple’s own gear, so it’s fitting that they are together at last in this sophisticated-looking sound system. Full review right here for your envious eyed perusal.

Sony’s 40-inch KDL-40NX713 is a delicious Freeview HD LED TV that, although not positioned at the top of the brand’s extensive line-up delivers a sumptuous picture performance more than good enough to get a five-star nod of approval from the T3 reviewers.

Adding an extra punch to the already weighty reviews offering this week we have been hands-on with the LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual-core processor touting mobile handset. Not only have we been hands-on we’ve been video-on too allowing you to see our first opinions of the device in all its HD glory.

Competitions of the Week | Win a Sony audio setup
Win one of three Sony RDP-X50iP iPod docks and a pair of Sony MDR-AS50G earphones
Plus: Win a 40-inch TV and Blu-ray player | Win an iPad pack | Win a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge