Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone leaks, mobile gamers rejoice
images of a suspected prototype PSP Phone device have been leaked onto the internet by technology website techwek.com
These images offer what the site claims is the first glimpse of the long-rumored device, first in June last year, that seeks to bring Sony’s Ericsson mobile phone business and its portable gaming hardware division together in a single product.
The device, which shares a similar styling to that of the PSP Go, is loaded with Android according to Engadget and runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 chip supported by 512MB of RAM. The current PSP, by way of comparison, has a 333MHz processor with 32MB of RAM.
The site claims that the system has a d-pad and shoulder buttons as well as Sony’s familiar face button configuration. Engadget reports that while there’s no Memory Stick slot on the device, there is support for microSD cards.
Sony Ericsson, Android, Touch UI Smartphones have been eating into the portable consoles market for a while now, but this should speed up the process quite a lot. Apparently the rumored Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone is real and we’ve got the photo evidence to prove it. Here’s what we know so far – a side-slider with the trademark PSP controls that will be running Android 2.3 (or is that 3.0?) Gingerbread. Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Inside the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone will be a 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 1GB ROM and a microSD card slot. The touchscreen size isn’t confirmed just yet but it’s said to be between 3.7″ and 4.1″ (which sounds pretty reasonable for a gaming device). Oh, and you’ll be getting a multitouch pad on the lower half of the slider for a complete gaming experience. Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone The pricing of the device is still unknown, but that’s to be expected with the device not even officially announced yet. Considering that the latest Google OS isn’t even officially announced yet, chances are you won’t be able to get yourselves one of those babies for Christmas.