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Sony Ericsson working on PlayStation branded phone running Android 3.0?

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Sony Ericsson working on PlayStation branded phone running Android 3.0?
It seems a little strange, but there is speculation that Sony Ericsson, a joint venture that has yet to launch any Android device with a higher build than 1.6, could soon be pushing out to market an Xperia and PlayStation branded phone that would run Android 3.0. With the focus obviously on gaming, the device would replace a slideout QWERTY keyboard with a game controller and be equipped with a screen between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA resolution or better. Some of the specs resemble what you would expect from a high-end Android device, such as a 1GHz processor and a 5MP camera.

The phone would have Android 3.0 on board and the Android Market will host games for the device in a special area that will only be accessible by this model. Eventually, other units might be allowed to download the games as long as game requirements are met. The library of titles are said to include older PSX games mixed with some new PSP titles. A release as soon as October is possible.

A device like this would be a win-win for all those involved. For Google, it would be a chance for Android to make some strides against the strong gaming capabilities of the iPhone/iPod and Sony Ericsson would get a shot at delivering a relevant, up-to-date Xperia model in the U.S. market, something that the joint venture has been unable to accomplish up to now.

source: Engadget via AndroidandMe




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. Syksyd (Posts: 55; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


If this happes this will be so SICK, and it will deffinately bring erison out of the shit hole of phones

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 02:17

8. meche (unregistered)


i just hope its NOT an at&t exclusive and at&t only phone because lately at&t has been getting all the good phones and it sucks because its been rated the crappiest network in the US its all over the internet how people complain about slow 3G and dropped calls and coverage problems more on at&t than on any other network , and yet they still get all the good phones iphone4, blackberry torch , dell streak ,windows 7 phones, xperia x10 , sony ericsson vivaz ... need i say more?at&t in my opinion has the best phone selection of all the other companies but its network is crap i know this cuz i have at&t and there network fails when u most need it, its frustating .... so i hope if they do make this psp phone that it at least went to all the companies for people could have a choice to choose to which carrier they want to go and get a psp phone without having to buy an unlocked one online because unlocked phones are VERY expensive...

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 12:36

13. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


You must be living in one of those caves like bin laden. Even out here in BFE (rural oregon) I've yet to have a problem with dropped calls or no reception. Get out of the basement, the fresh air is great out here! lol

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 13:15

14. Meche (unregistered)


I live in Los Angeles california for ur information I live right on the city and even outside I only get 1 bar of service on AT&T

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 21:37

20. stealees (unregistered)


Well i have no problems with att... The places i have no bars are all places that every network has troubles with.. In my high school youd be lucky to get 1 or 2 bars... And xperia... A good phone? Its still running 1.6 and i also dont recall att having the evo or droid... The best android for att is the captivate (awesome phone by the way)

posted on 11 Aug 2010, 22:42

2. joey18 (Posts: 541; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


cool phone this is my option

posted on 11 Aug 2010, 23:32

3. tmofanboy432 (Posts: 139; Member since: 12 Jan 2009)


that phones ugly a.f

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 19:45

15. joey18 (Posts: 541; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


ugly looks like droid 2 what difs

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 12:56

18. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


Looks like Droid 2? Are you kidding me? Have you even seen a Droid 2?

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 00:23

4. android_hitman (Posts: 665; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i will ditch my s8500 wave the moment this piece of art is confirmed! i've been waiting a long time for a phone/psp combination :D BRING IT OOOON!!

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 01:03

5. Ballistic (unregistered)


This is pretty lame. The rendering is at least one year old and its not of a PS phone. It was presented as a PSP touch concept. The guys at android and me seem to have found it on google and might have thought it would be fun to present it as a phone. LAME!

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 01:05

6. Ballistic (unregistered)


My bad. Its 2.5 years old. http://gizmodo.com/355131/psp-concept-is-slick-slidey-goodness

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 02:13

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


One question assuming that this is real. Why so late?

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 03:08

9. android_hitman (Posts: 665; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


good question indeed....

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 04:30

10. sneperman (unregistered)


man i think its's fake

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 10:05

11. remixfa (Posts: 14126; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the picture they are showing is from an old concept. reports from other sites say "think a galaxyS phone with slideout gamepad".. since im holding a galaxyS phone right now (vibrant), i think that would be pretty pimp. if there is truth to it, i think its a great step in the right direction for both sony and android. Sony would sell a high end phone that would play exellent games, and that means that android would have finally come far enough to offer very high end gaming. Either way, we all win in the end... as long as they dont lock it down tight, fill it with bloatware, and put on some crappy UI skin.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 10:42

12. tlang1064 (Posts: 47; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


Battery life gotta be good for a phone like this.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 04:45

16. pesmoman (unregistered)


lets hope its android 3 and a phone that plays playstation games id buy that for a dollar maybe somebody else will bring out android 3.5

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 09:46

17. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


these are the same renderings that were used for the psp go when that had rumors popping up, i wouldnt buy too much into it

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 10:29

19. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I always needed a controller for my EVO, and psp capabilities with adroid OS would make it unessecary to bother modding my psp to get emulators working on it. I would get it as an unlocked gsm phone

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 22:06

21. stealees (unregistered)


Considering sony ericson is a division of sony... THIS SHOULD HAPPEN... But if i were to design the phone i would push modern technology to the limits first off... This phone would be a hybrid of sony products and some other products ie cybershot camera on it for maximum quality, psp for gaming quality, a front facing camera, dual flash, 4.5 inch screen, something like the retina display on it to maximize resolution, tethering, slide out controls of course, 32gb of internal sd card storage, 2 micro sd card slots both support 32gb, 1 slot for original psp memory cards, and 1 slot for the new psp memory cards software: android 3.0 (3.1 and 3.2 ready possibly 4.0) design my own ui for android (in progress), instead of games and what not being clumped up, when in the normal android homescreen click the menu button and select game mode which will feature an xmb for navigation, to go back do the samething, then to listen to music, select the music player or click the menu button and select media player to listen to music or watch movies deal breakers: available for every network, probably 200$ maybe a little more, ability to transfer umds to phone to play later, there will also be a 300$ edition that includes a 16 gb memory card and a years subscription to the cloud rental service that lets you play any psp game available... If you have netflix, you can stream movies and tv shows over the air and on top of that, cache movies and tv shows for later usage

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