PlayStation Phone Leaked
Photos of the rumored PSP Phone posted online; could they be real?
Back in August, tech blog Engadget first reported that a PSP Phone was in the works, and now it seems they have proof. Now, they posted pictures of the alleged PlayStation Phone, which depict a slider smartphone with a PSPgo-style control panel, complete with a d-pad, shoulder buttons, and PlayStation action buttons.
As was initially reported, the device is branded by Sony Ericsson, the company's mobile brand, and features what appears to be a custom build of Google's Android platform, which will allegedly support a new Sony Marketplace for downloadable PlayStation titles, including those from major franchises like God of War.
Engadget says the device pictured features a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 mobile processor, 512MBs of RAM, 1GBs of ROM, a 3.7 to 4.1-inch touchscreen display, a built-in camera with LED flash, and the aforementioned slider panel.
Most notably, however, is that the unit lacks an analog stick, and instead sports an odd looking center panel that Engadget claims is a touch-sensitive surface. It is also lacking any official PlayStation branding, though that could be due to it being a prototype variation.
Little else is known about the device at this point, but if it proves legitimate, we may see the PlayStation Phone officially announced later this year or in early 2011.
We've contacted Sony for comment, so stay tuned for updates. For more photos of the alleged device, check out Engadget's original