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PS4 Rumored to Arrive in November, Able to Control it With a Phone

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74w ago - Following up on the PlayStation Cloud news, today Kotaku reports that according to their sources the PS4 / Orbis console will be out this November, and purportedly users will be able to control it with a phone.

Below are the rumor details, to quote: "A reliable Kotaku source has informed us that the PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, will be out this November in the United States.

Our source - the same reliable source who back in early 2012 told us the codename for Sony's next console and the codename for Microsoft's next console - tells us that there are two models planned for the new machine, and that pricing won't be announced until later this year, possibly around E3. The current plan, our source says, is to release them at $429 and $529, but that could change.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, as we get closer and closer to the release of Orbis, which Sony is expected to officially announce during an event in New York City tomorrow night, we continue to hear more details about what will ship with the new hardware. Back in January, we learned about the PS4's new controller, which has a small touchpad in the center, and the fancy new user account system that will allow...
 

Sony Introduces Xperia PLAY - PlayStation Certified Smartphone

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173w ago - SCEE's PSP European Product Manager Adam Grant has officially introduced the Xperia PLAY PlayStation Certified Smartphone today!

To quote: Launching over the next two weeks across many European and Global markets is the [Register or Login to view links] from [Register or Login to view links].

Xperia PLAY is an [Register or Login to view links] powered smartphone and the first [Register or Login to view links] device. It is optimised for a gaming experience and featuring dedicated gaming controls, L/R shoulder buttons and the familiar PlayStation symbol action buttons.

As the first PlayStation Certified device it is the first device to be compatible with PlayStation Suite, an initiative we announced in January as a new way to deliver PlayStation quality games on Android based portable devices, be it mobile phones, smartphones or tablet PCs.

Currently, PlayStation Suite content comprises of original PlayStation games and in the future will extend to other content types in order to broaden the PlayStation experience on these devices.

As well as offering access to all the many casual android-based...
 

Sony PSP Phone Pictures Leaked, Xperia and PlayStation Logos

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185w ago - Previously some video footage surfaced on the Sony's upcoming PSP phone, and today Engadget.com (linked above) posted some leaked pictures of the new device showing off Xperia and PlayStation logos.

To quote: "We've heard of the mysterious, still-totally-unofficial PlayStation Phone running Android 2.2 in the past, but we'd also heard it could run 3.0 - thing is, that was back before we knew Gingerbread would be 2.3, so it's possible that those 3.0 rumors ended up materializing as 2.3. Capiche?

Anyhow, this is the first time we're seeing the Xperia Play (or Zeus Z1, or whatever it'll end up being called) running 2.3 in the wild, doing its thing next to a white Xperia X10 to give you an idea of scale.

Also notable: these appear to be new hardware builds that feature refined touch surfaces - notice the engraved circles - along with PlayStation-themed and Xperia logos at the bottom (notice the telltale square, triangle, X, and circle shapes).

The screen shots call out a model number of R800i, which has previously been associated with the Zeus......
 

Video: Sony Ericsson Z1 PSP PlayStation Phone Revealed?

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190w ago - Update: Some new Sony Ericsson Z1 PSP PlayStation Phone videos (below) are now available courtesy of [Register or Login to view links].

Just over a month back we saw the first pictures of the Sony Ericsson Z1 PSP PlayStation phone, and today TechBlog.gr (linked above) has revealed what appears to be the first leaked video of it in action.

To quote, roughly translated: Fell to my Sony Ericsson Z1 (menu Settings - About Phone, listed as Zeus).

Its shape resembles the Vivaz, well rounded corners and four buttons hard keys at the bottom of the screen 4 inches. The device I saw was wearing a version Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Very good sense of the touch screen, very good multi-touch and a general and uniform sykgrotimeno result, despite being a prototype. I saw a demo of Qualcomm with animated graphics that play excellent mobile phone!





It seemed to shoot some tanks while we were returning the camera around them by close-ups to make. Sony is preparing its own Application Store with Games for...
 

The PlayStation Phone is Unveiled, Leaked Pictures Surface

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195w ago - Update: Today some more details and pictures surfaced on the PlayStation Phone, including the following to quote from [Register or Login to view links]:

"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...
 
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