Spring launch of the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone likely
The first smartphone based on a video game console, the handset would be similar in design to Sony's PSP GO game and be powered by Android according to the English edition of Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Sony refused to comment beyond calling the report "speculation". But as we told you, an online invitation by the joint venture requests everyone's attendance at the MWC in Barcelona to witness the introduction of new members of the Xperia family. And as we pointed out, the PlayStation Phone could end up with the title of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play which would certainly make it a member of the Xperia family. But even if the device greets the world in February, it still will not be launched until April at the earliest.
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The English edition of Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun says that the new Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone will be modeled after the portable PSP GO gaming device, pictured above
1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
It's also been reported that this is most likely a failed attempt at reviving the PSPgo concept.
2. Uknowme (unregistered)
I love sony and the psp systems but if they want to make this thing a success they need to make sure they include all the newest tech in it to make it somewhat future proof (which doesn't take long for things to get outdated). Dual-Core, DDR2 for memory etc etc max this bad boy out. Also gotta play all old PS1, PS2 and PSP titles no ands if or buts about it. So Sony start getting all those title on the server for download. Also able to get your games you already downloaded for the psp from psn on the phone. Being a fan and all of sony if they don't include any of the things I mention it will just crash and burn like the psp go. But it is a good idea I would love for something to combine my android phone and a psp go.
3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
The only thing I'm worried bout in the PLAY STATION Phone will it ever be upgrade to Honeycomb if it comes out this Summer. Remember the X10 it took SONY a WHOLE year to upgrade to 2.1 while everyone else is at 2.2 but i think I should wait a bit before buying the PSP phone.
4. RICO (unregistered)
This attempt at reviving the PSP is going to fail, first off because they fail to add the most basic of things in a cell phone- Cameras, front and rear to be axact. People want the the latest and greatest and who better to stay on top of new tech than kids, teenagers. Another major fail is how thick the phone is and rounded. Idk how many of you noticed but it looks ugly, even when you open it up it doesn't look appealing. They need something smooth and as thin as possible like the G2. They need to add all the latest and greatest tech in there and I bet you more people are gonna want the PSP Phone. Next thing you know there'll be more manufacturers making PSP Phones. As it stands now... its due for a major fail.