A new version of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console was approved by the US Federal Communications Commission last week, according to the agency's online filings database.

No information on the new model, number CECHL01, is available at present from the filing because Sony was granted short-term confidentiality on the papers but it is likely the 80GB version announced earlier this month during the E3 games show in Los Angeles. The console is due on sale in the next couple of months and will replace the current 40GB model.

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Sony's filing to the US Federal Communications Commission was made because the FCC is the radio regulator in the US and as such all new products that use radio must be submitted to the organisation for approval before they can be sold.

The PS3 includes both 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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