- 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.