The new PlayStation Vita will launch in Japan on December 17 with a couple of features missing, according to a Famitsu report.
The Japanese magazine reports in a recent Q&A that the machines web browser will support cookies, Javascript version 1.7, HTML5, but will not support Flash "at launch".

The magazine also says, in conflict with information from Sony, that Vita will also not support 'Game Archives' - which encompasses downloadable PsOne and TurboGrafx-16 games in Japan - at launch.

This suggests that Sony may have some feature-boosting updates lined up post-launch, and we're hoping these holes, if true, will be plugged before the handheld's EU/US launch in February.

On a more positive note, the mag says Vita will have bilinear texture filetering for PSP titles, which will make the old-gen games look better on the new console.