162w ago - Update: Today some more details and pictures surfaced on the PlayStation Phone, including the following to quote from Engadget.com:
"Furthermore, the handset pictured is running Android 2.2, though apparently there are multiple devices out there with different versions on board (including at least one packed with Android 3.0). Based on what we know, there's little chance the phone will launch with Froyo -- but it's clear these have been worked on for some time with various versions of the OS.
The device appears to have an 8GB microSD card slotted, and at least 512MB of internal storage (though we're hoping it's the 1GB we've heard would be present). As you can see from the pictures in the gallery below, the device isn't exactly thin -- we surmise that the handset is around 17mm thick, or slightly thicker than HTC's Touch Pro 2 (and funnily enough, about the same as the PSPgo)."
Today Engadget.com (linked above) has unveiled what is being called the PlayStation Phone alongside some leaked pictures.
There have been numerous reports of a PSP Phone in development, so in a similar fashion to the PS3 Slim news of a PlayStation Phone comes as little surprise to many.
To quote: "The device is sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (a chip similar to the one found in the G2, but 200MHz faster), 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches.
Looking almost identical to the mockup we hit you with this summer, the handset does indeed have a long touchpad in the center which is apparently multitouch, and you can see in the photos that it's still bearing those familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons.
For Sony buffs, you'll be interested to know that there's no Memory Stick slot here, but there is support for microSD cards.
The particular model in these shots is still in prototyping mode. As such, the unit doesn't have a custom skin (not even SE's Timescape design seen on the Xperia devices), and is said to be rather buggy.
We're digging into more facts as we speak, but it's likely that much of what we reported earlier is still accurate, and though the device could still be headed for a 2010 release, 2011 is looking much more realistic."
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With all do respect... I dont see how anyone who has a psp or a decent cellphone thinks this is good idea.
No one is going to buy this, or not in big #s.
Maybe im the pessimist but I dont think for a sec many people will buy this, it will be like the iphone (at the best) were EVEN if a large amount of people want the device, most will elect not to get it b/c ironically the best cell phone (presumption) is on the worst cell network (fact)
No way this thing is available for all consumers (i.e. sprint, verizon, tmobile etc)
One company will get it as an exclusive (at least for 2 years first off) and many interested in product wont buy it due to not being on their cell service provider and its not worth the hassle of swapping carriers/contracts for a dam phone.
The result will be smaller sales with a fragmented customer base.. which will dry up 3rd party devs to develop games b/c why develop a game only 20% of consumers can use? Its more profitable to make a DS game as they have larger consumer base.Which means less games and less people interested, a never ending cycle of growing disdain and disinterest.
Thats all under the assumption the device itself is properly put together and sold at a reasonable price (anyone believe that last part?)
As is this seems nothing more than a bad design on top of a poor idea.
what about the sony backed laserdiscs and memory stick duo card formats?
Im sure there other examples as well those 2 just off the top of my head... sony makes so-so TV nows btw. Read an offical press release from sony awhile back saying the PSP was a failure to do piracy... so that consider that one scrap as well.
so really its ps1-3, some decent but wildly overpriced TVs, some crazy laserdisks(big failure of 80s) and about 8 years of needless insistence of putting memory stick duo enclosures into electronic devices (phones,psp,cameras etc) when the rest of the world has clearly opted for SD card and micro sd cards enclosures.... ergo effectively limiting sales of electronics across the board for about 5-8 years while they fight in vain to prove memory card duo doesnt suck balls (too bad sony, it does)
If you want to point out the good its only fair to point out the bad, sony has been hit or miss at best the last 15 years with electronics and saying otherwise is a bit of a joke.
and this ugly arse phone will fail miserably. wont be a good psp... wont be a good phone... just a overpriced half arsed mix of both.