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Engadget reveals the long awaited PlayStation Phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2010 0:16 User comments (20)

Engadget reveals the long awaited PlayStation Phone Engadget has revealed the long awaited PlayStation Phone tonight, posting pictures of a working model of the upcoming device.
There have long been rumors that Sony Ericsson was creating a PSP phone, one that would include the gaming aspects of a PSP while adding phone functionality.

Engadget says the phone will hit the market "soon," likely in the Q1 2011.

The device will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), with a fast 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM and a 4.1-inch screen.

In the gaming part of the slide-out, the PSP Phone has a multi-touch touchpad, shoulder buttons and a microSD slot.



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20 user comments

127.10.2010 0:42

I probably would buy this once my contract is up in April, but I'm disappointed that it isn't being shipped with a dual-core processor :(

Guess I'll just have to wait and see how it comes out... Will definitely be faster then my current Android phone though (HTC Touch/Vogue) lol

227.10.2010 0:52

Wasn't it just reported here and on max console that the "new psp" had a touchscreen? I see no controller nub at all, i wonder if there still planning on selling a standalone model without the actual phone aspect. xS somehow, I think this one is going to sell worse than the original psp due to the lack of a nub.


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327.10.2010 0:54
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This is not a real PSP Phone because it not capable of playing actual PSP Games. Where is the analog stick. It just a android phone made by Sony/Ericson. PSP Games not compatible.

427.10.2010 1:32

Originally posted by WW3:
Wasn't it just reported here and on max console that the "new psp" had a touchscreen? I see no controller nub at all, i wonder if there still planning on selling a standalone model without the actual phone aspect. xS somehow, I think this one is going to sell worse than the original psp due to the lack of a nub.
This phone does have a touch screen interface.


527.10.2010 2:00

Originally posted by ukhn99:
This is not a real PSP Phone because it not capable of playing actual PSP Games. Where is the analog stick. It just a android phone made by Sony/Ericson. PSP Games not compatible.
PSPs don't have analog sticks; that is probably the biggest customer complain about them. I can't say that this plays PSP games, but I see no reason why it would not.

Too bad they took so long to release this; I might have purchased one if it had come out a year ago.

627.10.2010 2:49

The PSP has a single analog nub... Considering it's supposed to be portable, I'd rather have dual nubs than dual sticks protruding from the front.

Just a thought, but considering the pad in the center is a multitouch track pad, perhaps they will utilize a touch interface for dual analog control rather than use dual nubs. Since there are two silver dots, those may represent the center of the touch area for the left and right analog controls. Something similar to how the DS used the touch screen for movement instead of an analog nub.

727.10.2010 11:10

Originally posted by ukhn99:
This is not a real PSP Phone because it not capable of playing actual PSP Games. Where is the analog stick. It just a android phone made by Sony/Ericson. PSP Games not compatible.
Then why the hell it has Triangle, circle, X, square?
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827.10.2010 11:40

Originally posted by biglo30:
Originally posted by WW3:
Wasn't it just reported here and on max console that the "new psp" had a touchscreen? I see no controller nub at all, i wonder if there still planning on selling a standalone model without the actual phone aspect. xS somehow, I think this one is going to sell worse than the original psp due to the lack of a nub.
This phone does have a touch screen interface.
I think I may have misstated that, or you may have possibly misinterpreted it what I meant. Yes it does have a touch screen, but I was under the impression that the "new" psp was also supposed to have a touch interface as well.
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927.10.2010 11:50

I want two analog sticks god damn it!!!!!


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1027.10.2010 12:18

You see that little thing in between the D-pad and the buttons?

Maybe they could be touch sensitive analogue sticks. I mean, it works on the iPod Touch/iPhone, so why not touch-sensitive analogue sticks on a new PSP phone? It won't be sticking out or anything.

EDIT: Very weird...
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/the-playstation-phone-is-still-real/
If you see the first picture, it says 'A' to enter and 'B' to go back yet there's only triangle, circle, cross and square. Mm...

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1127.10.2010 13:22

This could just be Ericson's way to compete with Apple, and the PS division agreed that using a similar control scheme to the GO may appeal to consumers. I agree that it may not in fact be for PSP games at all, until Sony officially responds everything here is just speculation.

Sony should be announcing sometime soon tho, as the more hardware pics gets leaked, the more people are gonna demand answers.

1227.10.2010 14:12

Originally posted by kikzm33z:
You see that little thing in between the D-pad and the buttons?

Maybe they could be touch sensitive analogue sticks. I mean, it works on the iPod Touch/iPhone, so why not touch-sensitive analogue sticks on a new PSP phone? It won't be sticking out or anything.

I hate touch sensitive analog stick especially the ones I've used on the ipod touch. I want a real analog stick that sticks out, Not that Sony cares what I want.

*Make that two real analog sticks that stick out.
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1327.10.2010 16:53

I wonder if anything can be put in the center gray area, since it looks ugly. And it will likely have access to the same store that the pspGO has.

1427.10.2010 20:01

please, IF sony had implemented everything, some people hear would still somehow bash it.

before everyones like, WE NEED PSPHONE!!11!1

and now its announced, oh, its for TEH N00BZ.

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1527.10.2010 23:15

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
please, IF sony had implemented everything, some people hear would still somehow bash it.

before everyones like, WE NEED PSPHONE!!11!1

and now its announced, oh, its for TEH N00BZ.

Just like the typical man, insearch for a partner, the chase is all men care about.
We wanted a PSPhone 3 years ago, and they could have done it. Now we are all looking forward to the PSP2, and the idea of a PSP1 of any kind is already feeling a bit pointless. Plus, the specs on it are not very good by the standards of when it will launch; it looks like it will only have about 1/4 the power of the competition.

164.11.2010 11:04

For the types of games I play I could go without the analogue sticks/nubs. That being said the two circles in the centre are obviously meant for that. That being said, I think Sony has already commented that this is a fake.

174.11.2010 13:49

I've been considering replacing my old Flip phone. Never bought a PSP. Though I was tempted at one time. Now I just may :D Keep the prices down $ony, and you can count on my gratuity ;)




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184.11.2010 17:43

everybody have a phone next is TiVo

195.11.2010 5:35

Originally posted by ukhn99:
This is not a real PSP Phone because it not capable of playing actual PSP Games. Where is the analog stick. It just a android phone made by Sony/Ericson. PSP Games not compatible.

205.11.2010 5:36

Originally posted by ukhn99:
This is not a real PSP Phone because it not capable of playing actual PSP Games. Where is the analog stick. It just a android phone made by Sony/Ericson. PSP Games not compatible.
Well with PSX4DROID it will most psx games, i belive the psp emulators a little behind.
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