Finally! Finally Sony has confirmed the latest PS3 firmware; the same one that has been circulating the internet rumor mills for weeks now. But is it what you expected?

Eric Lempel, reporting on the PS Blog, states that the 2.7 FW update will include a live text box, in which you can message up to 15 friends at once. This tool will also work during games and will allow you to participate up to 3 chat rooms at once.

Also, you can change your PSN friends status based on whether they are online or not. And the limit for attaching photos in messages has increased to 3mb.

Although Eric said it’d be releasing soon, he didn’t give an exact date.