As we suspected the device offers a screen with a control panel that slides out from underneath, and looks similar to the PSPgo that has been underwhelming everyone for the past year or so.
According to Engadget the device will run Android 3.0 Gingerbread, and will have the Sony Marketplace so you can download titles straight to your phone. You won’t be able to add any via Sony Memory Stick, as, remarkably, the phone won’t have one, sporting a microSD card slot instead. Spec wise it’s powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM.
Word on the street is that it could potentially be out for Christmas, but that early 2011 is more likely.
While Engadget insists that the image is of real hardware, gaming site Now Gamer insists that the images are indeed fake.
Our initial impression of the device, was essentially, “is that it?”, so we wouldn't be too upset to discover that this wasn't, in fact, that real deal.