New PlayStation Portable announcement next week?

Apple’s been achieving huge success with iPhone and iPad games and the internets are abuzzing with talk of Nintendo’s 3DS device. Now, it appears that Sony will be upping their portable gaming arsenal as well. Bloomberg News is reporting that Sony will announce a new portable gaming device next Thursday, on January 27, with another announcement to follow some time in February pertaining to a games-focused smartphone. Will Sony eschew its inclination for proprietary formats and stick to online-only game and video downloads? Will pricing be competitive with the 3DS? Stay tuned for answers next week.