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PSP Phone Coming, Sony Labels PlayStation Device as Speculation

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251w ago - A PSP Phone has been rumored for quite some time now to compete with Apple, and now the [Register or Login to view links] is reporting that a portable PlayStation device which shares characteristics of netbooks, electronic-book readers and handheld-game machines is indeed coming from Sony.

The device is designed to compete against multifunction products such as Apple's iPad tablet and the smartphone from Sony will allegedly be able to access downloadable games, movies and music, just like the iPhone.

As expected, Sony has [Register or Login to view links] the news as 'speculation' only, and noted that it is not their policy to discuss potential products prior to an official announcement.

To quote: "As already announced, Sony (including SCE) and Sony Ericsson have been strengthening their collaboration in the networked mobile space.

However, it is not our strategy to discuss future products or business plan before we make a formal announcement. Any media report that suggests details of the product or business is based on speculation."

On the other hand, they said the same thing about the PS3 Slim.

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#8 - adrianc1982 - 251w ago
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A phone is a phone, dont get it wrong guys. Phones are to talk and to browse the net, the iphone is perfect because games are casual and you get tools like calculators, browsers and emails its a small office. The psp phone would be more oriented to gaming like the psp is doing right now and I wouldnt want my main phone to be a portable console. I need a phone not a gaming psp with limited battery.

We love games I agree but if you are on the road you bring your psp or DS but dont tell me you plan to be productive carrying a psp everywhere you go. Work time has to be used to work not to play and playing is left for home, weekends and vacation. Sure you may be a kid and you dont need a phone to be productive but we really need to get things straight. Sony make a psp2 with new graphics and release a nice phone with psp minis and thats it.

#7 - wilkinsonjohn99 - 251w ago
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I want one, now, this would be one of the few things i would have to have on day one of release to market...

#6 - KRaZE - 251w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by BlingOnMyWrist View Post
Well, I've been looking to get the 32gb 3GS, but if a PSPhone is coming out, I can definitely wait.

I absolutely love my 3GS. Once you have an iphone, it's hard to convince that person to switch phones.

#5 - BlingOnMyWrist - 251w ago
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Well, I've been looking to get the 32gb 3GS, but if a PSPhone is coming out, I can definitely wait.

#4 - dante489 - 251w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by heartagram62 View Post
I am very interested in the idea of the PSP phone, but only if it plays homebrew as I rarely use my PSP phat these days. Bring on the phone and let the devs work their magic, then I may be in the market for one. Better still is wait for PSP 2 and put a phone into/onto that. New technology that everyone will want!!!

i totally agree! they keep redesign the same thing and rip off money from consumers, i think it's time for a new technology (psp2) and if there is a psp phone, they should make it with this new technology.


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