Waaah! The Playstation phone is coming!


What’s this funny little thing that Engadget have got their grubby little mitts on then? Why it’s only a Playstation phone! Although you probably figured that out from the headline of this story, so we’ll move along swiftly.

It’s been mooted for some time now, but although this one is a prototype, it appears to be the real deal, with an early 2011 release date being spoken of in hushed tones, coinciding with Android 3.0 (Gingerbread), which will be its operating system. Exciting innit? There’s more. A custom Sony Markeplace will also appear, for your downloadage and purchasage of gaming products.

Engadget are reporting some tech stuff that we don’t really understand so we’ll just copy and paste it instead...

The device... is sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (a chip similar to the one found in the G2, but 200MHz faster), 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches.

There you go. If you’re a Playstation devotee, commence your salivating.... NOW!


  • Rb
    Ooooh look! An NGage.
  • Matt J.
    Considering how bad Sony Ericsson's Android devices have been so far and how late it was, you'll excuse me if I hold off any drooling for the time being. Also don't the ARM 9 chips in the Samsungs produce higher benchmarks? Not to mention we've got Tegra 2 handsets in Q1.
  • PokeHerPete
    Nice, you get to buy your Playstation/PSP/PSP Go games all over again!!
  • DJ
    Needs charging
  • Rb
    Been confirmed as fake by sony now by the way :)
  • Adebisi
    Is 1GHz not the minimum for android 3.0?
  • Nobby
    Anyone that watches Flight of the Conchords knows how to make a camera phone. This is just one extra step (and a bit more tape).
  • Mark H.
    @ Matt Jones The X10 Mini is a very nice little phone.
  • Shadow
    So they are going to ruin the playstation brand by putting it with Sony Ericsson? Bad Move
  • glee f.
    FAKE sony already said (a few hours ago) its bull crap!!!
  • Mark H.
    So it turns out it's probably true then.
  • The B.
    [...] The only two issues with our dazzling exclusive were that it wasn’t exclusive at all – we nobbled it from Engadget – and it turned out to be a fake anyway. But apart from that, we were bang on the [...]

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