SMART PHONE & PLAYSTATION COMBO BY SONY IN 2011

Sony to launch

PlayStation phone

December 30, 2010 – 10:33AM
A grab from a leaked video purporting to be of the PlayStation phone.A grab from a leaked video purporting to be of the PlayStation phone.

Sony’s long-rumoured PlayStation Portable smartphone is set to be launched in North America and Europe as early as the first half of 2011, according to¬† Japanese newspapers.

The phone gaming device would likely be based on Sony’s handheld PSP Go game console, would be made by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and run Google’s Android operating system, said the Asahi Shimbun’s English edition, citing unnamed sources.

Sony hopes to take on Apple’s iPhone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and Nokia devices by offering the first smartphone that is based on a portable game console, with a set of controls that allows very advanced gaming.

The PSP Go, launched in November 2009, does feature software downloads through a wireless connection, allowing players to also browse the internet, watch movies, play music and read books and comics.

The new PlayStation handset would similarly work with Sony’s online media platform, Sony’s answer to Apple’s iTunes.

Sony hopes the phone will stimulate sales in the sluggish videogame console market, said the Asahi.

Sony called the newspaper report “speculative” and declined to comment.

AFP

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