Sony's new handheld has cleared one of the final hurdles before being shipped off to retailers later this year.

The successful completion of the FCC testing process is a good sign that Sony is on the mark to hit the target release window for the Vita before the end of the year. Sony is free to ramp up manufacturing, getting ready to get the unit on store shelves.

Do you still have questions about the Vita even in the face of its imminent release? Check out this story where Sony addresses frequently asked questions about the system.

[via Engadget]