There were some ongoing rumors that Sony Ericsson is coming up with a big surprise that might hit the mobile and gaming market. Apparently, Sony Ericsson is soon to launch a Playstation-branded gaming phone which will run an Android 3.0 OS.
A well trusted source gave a hint the Ericsson is currently working on a brand new device that is supposedly intended to redefine gaming on Google’s mobile platform. The said device is described as a combination of the Samsung Captivate and PSP Go and apparently this device is already on its last stages of planning already.
This is actually not the first time that we have heard about an upcoming Playstation phone. It was first heard last March that Sony and Samsung is going to have a collaboration between its Sony’s Playstation brand and Sony Ericsson mobile phone division. But this is the first time that we’re actually hearing that this device will be running on a Google Android operating system.
This upcoming Playstation phone will feature the Android 3.0 OS with codename Gingerbread and it will include standard Android apps and a marketplace especially for Android-based games which specifically games that will make use of the phone’s PSP-like controls. The games available will be in the PSP or PSX range which only means that a true 3D gaming is headed for Android.
This upcoming Playstation phone is expected to feature a landscape slider with game controls keyboard instead of a QWERTY keyboard. It will also have a long touch pad to give enough space for analog controls, standard PSP buttons as well as shoulder buttons.
Aside from these features, this Sony Ericsson Playstation phone is rumored to have the following specs:
- Display between 3.7 and 4.1 inches WVGA
- 5 megapixel camera ( not yet final)
- 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU
Although this specs are still unofficial and Sony Ericsson has not made any formal announcement yet. Those who got a peak at the phone were impressed with its stylish looks and described it to be something really sexy. The phone is mostly black and has some silver highlights while the game pad area comes with white/silver color. Appearance wise this Playstation Phone is quite simple and yet stylish.
Consumers who have wanted this Playstation phone will surely look forward to this upcoming device. This Playstation phone is rumored to be released within the fourth quarter or within the month of October. So start saving your money and be the first to experience this soon to be released Playstation phone.
Check out our Playstation Phone Review Roundup about its leaks and probable release date
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