Yesterday a Dutch site posted information on Blu Ray Drive emulation, stating that the PCB has been cracked, here is badly translated quote from the source:
No hacking, no flashing, no modding .
Emulation is the future. A team is currently working on a new hack for the Playstation3.
The blueray player, Sony’s PCB has been cracked and costs can thus be gekloont. The team probably Wasabi or Wiikey team is currently working on this for the board to connect to an external HDD. This can be downloaded games played as Wasabi360 and Xkey for the Xbox360.
A major retailer in China has also indicated that this year is released.