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PlayStation Phone Announcement In Two Weeks

David Gilbert


PlayStation Phone Announcement In Two Weeks

The web is currently alight with rumours that the PlayStation Phone will be revealed in all its mobile-gaming glory on December 9. And where is this monumental life-changing announcement going to take place? Yes, you’ve guessed it, the centre of the mobile/gaming universe – Paris, France.

Ok, so maybe Paris isn’t renowned as a place where technology companies announce major new products but an invitation to a Sony Ericsson event on December 9 seems to suggest that is about to change.

The picture of the invitation (see below) states: “Pierre Perron {chief executive of the company's French branch} and his team invite you to the most anticipated presentation of the past 10 years… Thursday, December 9th, at 8pm.” While that alone isn’t that exciting, the inclusion of the PlayStation button icons on the invite strongly suggest the presentation will have something to do with the PlayStation Phone.

While the presentation may give us the first clear indication of what the phone will look like, it is no where near ready according to insiders and we are not likely to be given some hands-on time until the Mobile World Congress in February. Further rumours surrounding the phone’s details include the possibility that the phone’s display will be of a similar quality to the retina display on the iPhone, thanks to Sony Bravia technology.

A price point of £320 has been mooted by various sources which would include five free games. Games themselves will likely be priced at about £5 or less – keeping them in line with current games available on mobile phones. The phone should boast a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 512MB of RAM and 1GB of storage. As regards the OS, you would expect the PlayStation Phone to be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but with Sony Ericsson not exactly up-to-date with some of its other devices, who knows what operating system they will be running.

Source Nowhereelse.fr


November 26, 2010, 7:17 pm

I hope this is the real deal with the playstation phone. Hopefully with all the pointless updates to the PSP they will conquer that with the psp phone. If not then I would expect boosts to other manufactures.

Tim Sutton

November 26, 2010, 8:17 pm

Meh. Developing a PS1 emulator to sell on the Marketplace would be a far better use of their time.


November 26, 2010, 8:31 pm

It looks like the same specifications as their current Xperia X10. It seems weird they would launch next years products on last years tech. After all, when the Xperia X10 was originally announced it was pretty cutting edge.

I hope this doesn't mean it will be some half hearted attempt.

Hans Gruber

November 26, 2010, 10:45 pm

I'm not doing anything on the 8th, can I come too? Might be a nice day out. :)


November 29, 2010, 7:49 pm

Is it a phone? Is it a portable gaming device? Is it way, way too late? The answer to at least one of these questions is "You bet!"!

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