HTC to be the first partner for Sony's rebranded PlayStation Mobile
posted by Michael H. / Jun 04, 2012, 9:32 PM
HTC putting out PlayStation-certified devices in the second half of this year.Just now, during Sony's keynote at the E3 gaming expo, Sony announced that the PlayStation Suite would be rebranded as PlayStation Mobile, though it will still offer the same options for manufacturers to license the PlayStation branding on Android devices. And, even more interesting, Sony unveiled its first partner for PlayStation Mobile: HTC. This actually fits well with rumors that we had heard about
No specific devices were mentioned with the announcement, but this is a pretty big move for Sony. HTC is a very visible manufacturer, and has quality devices that should do well with the PlayStation branding. It should be pretty nice to see some PlayStation games on the new HTC One handsets, but unfortunately HTC has yet to put out a breakthrough tablet that could really take advantage of the software. The Flyer is nice, but it didn't really sell all that well, and Sony wants to push the PlayStation brand in the mobile space.
source: The Verge
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I was just watching the Sony E3 conference where they announced that and I could only think about how huge that partnership is going to be. Other manufacturers are going to have to decide to join in on the action or fall by the wayside.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 9:42 PM 7
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Samsung better get in on this, too. Samsung and Sony are arguably the two greatest electronics corporations in the world.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 10:30 PM 6
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If Sony really wants to push the PlayStation brand in the mobile space there are three companies they better start shaking hands with very soon Samsung (for android), Nokia (for windows phone), and Apple. But they better be quick Nitendo might already be talkin to Apple, and Windows already has Xbox.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 11:17 PM 0
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Interestingly, as one of the largest Windows Phone manufacturers (like that's actually saying something...) HTC has found itself in a position to produce both Xbox and PlayStation certified handsets.
posted on Jun 05, 2012, 2:52 AM 7
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It'd be nice if some of the current HTC devices were to get PS Mobile certification.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 10:33 PM 6
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According to the Verge, HTC One X was used as an example during the announcement, so perhaps HTC One X will get the certification soon? If One X could get the certification, the SGS3 definitely will have the capability. Samsung will just have to work it out with them, if they want.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 10:37 PM 7
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in the latest press release htc has said that the 'one' series will b getting PS certification for now
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 11:10 PM 4
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Xda, get this on my sgs3 asap. Thanks.
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 11:31 PM 2
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xda can't bring PS certification to ur sgs3... and even if they somehow bring it, sony will sue them downright. instead of it ask samsung to partner with sony
posted on Jun 04, 2012, 11:37 PM 9
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trust me, they can. they ported the beats audio files over to the galaxy series, and they can do it with this as well. Sony can do nothing to stop modders, even if they try. and the guy saying buy an HTC, why would i do that?
posted on Jun 05, 2012, 5:15 AM 2
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