Sony’s Playstation Phone (Prototype) Sporting Android

Sony’s Playstation Phone (Prototype) Sporting Android

Oct 27, 2010

UPDATE: Sony has discredited the Engadget photos, but not whether there will be a PSP Phone.

What will your kids be asking for this Christmas? Like Santa, these recent photos showcased by Engadget represent what may or may not exist. Is this Sony’s Playstation Phone? One thing is for sure, if it is, it’s running Android! Engadget claims this bad boy will have some of the following specs and features:

  • Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) – Even though Gingerbread is supposedly going to be Android 2.3 not 3.0.
  • Custom Sony Market Place – No big surprise there.
  • 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1GB of ROM
  • MicroSD card support
  • Screen range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches
  • Long multi-touch touchpad

What do you guys think? There are a lot of obvious flaws in the design and displayed software such as menu options prompting the user to press an A or B button (there are no A and B buttons on this device). Can we just push aside such discrepancies and chock them up to this being a “Prototype?” Would it make sense for Sony to blend together one of their popular gaming platforms with a phone? Will this hurt their PSP business? A lot of questions is what we do have. I believe this may be the prototype and I’m extremely excited that it will be running Android. I just hope they shine this bad boy up and get it ready for prime time.

Engadget is also reporting that this device is heading for a 2010 release but I seriously doubt that’s going to happen based on what I am seeing in these photos. You never know, right? Are you interested in such a device? I can see this being extremely popular with the teens but not sure how many adults will go out and replace their current phones for this one. It will be interesting to see what other features this sports, especially the UI. Then again, by the time this thing hits the stores its hardware may be a little “slow,” considering the way the smartphone market has been advancing lately. So go ahead and get excited but don’t get too excited, ok get excited. What the hell, it is pretty cool. Check out the story on Engadget for more info and photos.

Source: Engadget