Sony Corp.’s Playstation Vita web browser will not support Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash protocol at launch according to a new report.

Japan publication Famitsu this week said the PS Vita web browser will not include Flash support at launch, but will be compatible with part of the HTML5 standard, Javascript 1.7 and will support cookies.

The PS Vita will be sold in the U.S Feb. 22.

The handheld will launch simultaneously in Europe, Canada and Latin America the same day.

It will be sold in Japan Dec. 17.

The PS Vita will include dual analog sticks, a 5-inch multi-touch OLED display, 3G & GPS, front and rear touch panels, and a compass on three axes. It will utilize flash-memory game cards.

The Wi-Fi only model will sell at $249.99. The 3G model will sell at $299.99.

Hardware specifications include an ARM Cortex A9 4-core CPU, front camera, rear camera, built-in microphone, and Bluetooth 2.1.

The company will partner with AT&T to allow current customers to access Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.

The PS Vita Party mode will allow users to chat with nearby owners. In addition, near will allow users to play with friends using their PSN ID.

Sony in Aug. released the Limited Edition PSP Sports Entertainment Pack at $159.99.

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