PSP Phone finally coming out?
mages of a suspected prototype PSP Phone device have been leaked 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 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 Android 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 Ericsson business and SCEE are disparate business units. The company has updated its statement to the press to reflect a no-comment, calling the reports "rumor and speculation."
The image has basically been confirmed as fake, which is good because it's but ugly and looks like it's 5 years too late, but I've always been excited at the prospect of a phone / PSP combo. If it has intigration with the PS3 interface and the PSN store, then it could be a good competitor for what's on the market right now, especially if it's running Android.
Obviously we'll probably never get it in Canada but it would be pretty cool.
Typical response from Sony, basically the same thing they said yesterday about the Apple rumors lol. #Entertainment