The new thinner, lighter PlayStation Vita model is confirmed for North America. It'll be launching this Spring in a Borderlands 2 bundle.

The new Vita was announced at a media event today in Los Angeles. The new model, PCH-2000, was released in Japan this past October and recently launched in Europe this month. It's 15 percent lighter, 20 percent thinner, and sports a LCD screen with improved battery life and 1GB internal memory card.

Polygon reports that Borderlands 2 for the PS Vita will have four-player co-op play as fans of the series have come accustomed to and will feature cross-platform compatibility saves with the PS3 version. Additionally, the PS Vita version will include six DLC add-ons that have already been released for the game.

The Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle will come this Spring for $199.
Source: Polygon

Update: Here's Sony's official announcement, including photos of the new bundle. Also worth noting that Borderlands 2 in this bundle will be given as a digital download code and the bundle also includes an 8GB memory card.

The six DLC packs included with Borderlands 2 are: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and the Collector’s Edition Pack.