Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone is pictured and is real

Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone is pictured and is real
There has been talk for some time about a Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone. Now, it appears that it is a reality. The photo below is said to be of a prototype unit, but we would imagine that the landscape sliding PlayStation controller would make the final cut.

The specs are high-end with the use of Qualcomm's second generation  MSM8655 1GHz Snapdragon chip (similar to the processor in T-Mobile's G2, but 200MHz faster) and the phone will be equipped with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM on board. A microSD slot will replace the use of a Memory Stick slot and the screen is expected to range from 3.7 to 4.1 inches. The Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone will introduce the Sony Marketplace where users can buy games made for the new OS.

Will game players be able to get their thumbs all over this unit during the holidays? With the software said to be buggy, November almost upon us, and the joint venture usually running late to the carriers-a 2011 launch date would seem more likely.

source: Engadget

Instead of a QWERTY keyboard, the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone has a slide out game controller

Instead of a QWERTY keyboard, the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone has a slide out game controller


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16 Comments

1. biggie3d

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

512GB of Ram? Seriously? Dear Phonearena, you're fucking up.

2. float on21

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2010

amen to that

16. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

512 MB ... MORON

3. josh10132

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I hope they optimize the software or put in a battery 1500 mah or bigger, a PSP phone will be useless as a gaming device

4. sugarytittsof69 unregistered

just wondering will it have a a front facing camera? also which carrier is going to get it? ugh i hope its not an att only exclusive phone cuz att sucks over here in Los angeles i know this cuz i have att and this phone looks good since i use my psp a lot nd with this phone i won need to carry my psp anymore but i wanna change att cuz its sucks so thats why i hope verizon ,sprint or t-mobile get this phone ..

6. ecml490 unregistered

Well on the phone it says no Sim card so it will possibly be for AT&T in the US. And I haven't seen or probably haven't noticed a Sony Ericsson phone for a CDMA carrier. So I'll say ATT or T-mobile

5. PsiGate unregistered

a 5inch screen would be better i guess

7. rafaelinux

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2009

G'luck with slippin' it in your pocket! --- Still sounds funny that carriers get phones xD -- People buy their phones at a phone store, and then put in a sim card.. screwed telephony system over there huh.. xD

8. android_hitman unregistered

if this is true, it will be my 1st SE phone ..

9. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

They have to make the resolution better than the iphone if they want to compete in gaming.

10. vijudallon unregistered

I like this fusion, really respect the creativity of Sony here! For me: 3.8 Super amoled, 1850 mAh battery, dolby mobile sound with 2.1 as LG Gm200, HDMI, DLNA, WIfi, 720 p, Android Froyo, 1 Ghz processor + PLAYSTATION in it!! This type of fusion phone will RULE!

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

wow... thumbs up :D Sony likes to challenge their customers and that design might be quite unique, excellent for games, no more worries about damaging your keyboard playing GBA games on your phone (yup thats me :P) lets home this is as good as it look

12. rayan unregistered

i hope that the make it for real , and a soon as possible can't wait !!!!!

13. Dumpster Jedi unregistered

Does anyone else think this looks photoshoped? None of this sounds smart to me. But then again, releaseing the PS3 at $600 didin't sound smart to me either... Either way, this does not look like the real deal. At least not to me... I guess time will tell.

14. frankthetank775 unregistered

WoW....what a great Idea...but the photo looks seriously altered. for instance, At the top of the screen where it says no sim card look close there is doubled text. Why would you have two warnings as well at the top says no sim card and at the bottom says please insert sim card...If I know there were no sim card in there, don't you think I would know to insert a simcard. Also if you look close at the d-pad you will see that the arrows are off center. And is gingerbread going back to the old 2.0 slide lock? Usually when you see a prototype pic usually someone is holding it cause they are taking quick pics of it. IDK...looks fake to me...but will be cool if it's real

15. Hypocrites unregistered

ummmmmm, can anyone say android os in the screen shot????? wth

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