I dream that SCEI would be willing and able to come out with this....
I don't mean to ber picky, but isn't it SCEA?
SCEA wouldn't have the power to change the minds of the xenophobic members of the board at SCEJ, which makes the decisions of what hardware goes where.
Imagine a return to the fat form factor, with all the capabilities it had at launch, but taking advantage of the evolution since then (45nm Cell and 40nm RSX), but with a new mobo arrangement that has an on board EE+GS bringing back PS2 capability. Might as well throw in an SACD capable BD-ROM. And FINALLY add a built in IR sensor.
CECHR00 (Japan), CECHR01 (US) and CECHR02/03/04 for AU, UK, EU, etc etc.
500GB 2.5" HDD, 4 front USB ports, 2 rear USB ports, card readers with the opening door, chrome trim, available in satin silver, ceramic white, and gloss black. Would consume the same 100/250W that a Slim does, but have a LOT more capability.
A truly premium Playstation 3 SKU. MSRP $499. $599 bundle including Move (1 x Eye, 1 x Motion controller, Sports Champions, and the demo disk). I dream that SCEI would be willing and able to come out with this....
plus 512 MB RAM + 512 for GPU I would get one !