Given that 2008 is predicted to be the PS3’s year, it’s no surprise that Sony will want to keep momentum on its side. Sony will release the Ceramic White PS3 in North America, several years after white-colored electronics have gone from fashionable to dated. (See: the just-released pink iPod nano.)
In Japan, the Ceramic White model comes with a 40GB hard drive and there’s no reason to think this won’t be the case for the North American model. “Consumers” like electronics in different colors, so maybe that’s why the 40GB gets the new paint job instead of the higher end 60GB model.
In any event, there’s no release date just yet. That’s what we get for snooping around the FCC’s Web site.