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Sony to Develop Gaming Phone, PSP Phone Finally a Reality?


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286w ago - Over the last few years there have been countless rumors that Sony has plans (and even a patent) for a PSP phone. Finally some confirmation has surfaced courtesy of the Nikkei business daily.

It reported this morning that Sony is considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid in a bid to better compete with Apple Inc's highly popular iPod and iPhone.

To quote: Sony plans to set up a project team as early as July to develop a new product that combines functions of its portable game player and Sony Ericsson's mobile phones, the Nikkei said.

Sony Ericsson is a cellphone joint venture between Sony and Sweden's Ericsson.

A growing number of game-makers including Capcom Co Ltd and Square Enix Holdings are now offering software for the iPod and iPhone to take advantage of the Apple products' popularity, posing a threat to Sony's PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Co Ltd's DS.

A Sony spokesman declined to comment on the report.



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#2 - dagnillo - 286w ago
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Now seriously, do they really think the Game Gear's graphics will offer any sort of competition with Apple's amazing phone? They need to get with it and use some current-gen technology. Sheesh.

And here we thought Sega's portable unit was long dead. LONG LIVE THE GAME GEAR!!!

#1 - thebomb5 - 286w ago
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If this is realy true, i dont agree with sony one bit. Instead of spending money on such stupid device, why dont they use the money to expand the ps3's game line-up? They already have the psp-go coming out, why would they wanna bring out another piece of hardware? I say focus on the ps3, psp, and psp go!!

 

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