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Sony Declines Comment On Purported 'PSP Phone' Images, Details
Sony Declines Comment On Purported 'PSP Phone' Images, Details
October 27, 2010 | By Simon Parkin

October 27, 2010 | By Simon Parkin
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Images of a suspected prototype PSP Phone device have been published onto the internet by technology website Engadget.

These images offer what the site claims is the first glimpse of the long-rumored device, first reported on by Gamasutra in June last year, that seeks to bring the Sony co-owned Sony Ericsson mobile phone business and its portable gaming hardware division together in a single product.

The device, which shares a similar styling to that of the PSP Go, is loaded with a version of Google's Android OS, according to Engadget and runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 chip supported by 512MB of RAM. The current PSP, by way of comparison, has a 333MHz processor with 32MB of RAM.

The site claims that the system has a D-pad and shoulder buttons as well as Sony's familiar face button configuration. Engadget reports that while there's no Memory Stick slot on the device, there is support for microSD cards.

[UPDATE: A Sony Computer Entertainment Europe spokesperson initially said: "The images are definitely fake" while refusing to offer comment about the existence of the device. Sony's co-owned Sony Ericsson business and SCEE are part of disparate business units.

The company has updated its statement to sites including NowGamer to reflect a 'no comment' approach, calling the reports "rumor and speculation."]


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Glenn Sturgeon
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Hmm Could the PSP2 & PSP phone be one in the same?

The spects are pretty screaming although id hope there is a good gpu incuded as well.

It could run some nice games but the reason i question if the PSP2 & PSP phone are the same is becouse it'd be insane to not have an analog stick for a game system.

I'd be greatly dissapointed and think they are out of touch if sony released another psp without 2 analogs sticks, without 1 i'd have to laugh at a poor judgment call.

It will be intresting to see how this turns out...

Eric Geer
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You see that strange circle/oval in the center of the device with the two dots on either end? Would it be possible to have analog stick/touch screen/pad capabilities? The dots would be guiders to center your finger on while having the outside area acting like a circular touch screen which would be used for either analog "area" .There seems to be too much room there to have nothing.

Andrew Hulsizer
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I agree, the strange oval in the center are touch sensitive analog sticks

Luis Guimaraes
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If they put these sticks in PS3 controllers, I get a PS3.

Alan Rimkeit
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Who is the carrier? That is the question. Other wise it looks awesome....

Andrew Smith
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Monster Hunter on my phone....love it.

Samuel Batista
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I don't think this peripheral is meant to compete with the 3DS or even PSP2 (it could turn out that it plays both PSP & PSP2 games, but this is certainly not the PSP2), I see it more as a way to expand the PSP brand awareness and give consumers that don't really want a dedicated gaming device the chance to get some high budget gaming. But then again, those people are probably not very interested in high profile titles, so I don't know what they're thinking. One thing I'm sure of, I'm not gonna buy this thing, I already have a phone and a PSP, and that "touch pad analogue" doesn't strike me as a superior input device to the analogue nub (which is already pretty crappy).

Wayne Gardner
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Monster Spinners! on my iPhone ...love love love!

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