Is Sony working on a new PlayStation Vita?

PS vita 3000

Sony has filed a trademark for what seems to be their next handheld – the PlayStation Vita 3000. The patent, filed on April 1 describes “a portable LCD screen game machine controller” while NeoGAF has identified what appears to be an HDMI port, as well as L2 & R2 triggers.

Here’s the image seen in the tweet:


I assume we’ll hear more at E3.