Playstation Phone aka PSP Phone is real!
Looks like all these rumors are pretty much coming true, the PSP Phone or PlayStation phone is very real. Engadet has scooped some leaked photos and more info on the PSP / Android phone hyprid. Its packing a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU and 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM. The screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches. In the middle of the slide out PSP Go style game controls is touch slider. I have an android phone myself and PSX4droid PSX emulator. Without the hardware controls, its hopeless. Touch controls just don’t do it for true gamers. This is where Sony comes in with a new Hybrid, that won’t go the way of Nokia’s NGage! (NGage was a hybrid gaming phone that flopped)
What else? Well the back of the PSP Phone has a camera and LED flash. Maybe it has a 5 or 8mp senor and 720p video recording?
The PSP Phone could be released this year, but its looking like a 2011 release. Maybe side by side with the PSP2?
I´m sold, I hope its not limited to certain carriers like Sprint or AT&T….
The device you see is headed into the market soon, likely boasting Android 3.0 (aka Gingerbread), along with a custom Sony Marketplace which will allow you to purchase and download games designed for the new platform. The device snapped up top (and in our gallery below) is sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (a chip similar to the one found in the G2, but 200MHz faster), 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches. Looking almost identical to the mockup we hit you with this summer, the handset does indeed have a long touchpad in the center which is apparently multitouch, and you can see in the photos that it’s still bearing those familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons. For Sony buffs, you’ll be interested to know that there’s no Memory Stick slot here, but there is support for microSD cards.
The particular model in these shots is still in prototyping mode. As such, the unit doesn’t have a custom skin (not even SE’s Timescape design seen on the Xperia devices), and is said to be rather buggy. We’re digging into more facts as we speak, but it’s likely that much of what we reported earlier is still accurate, and though the device could still be headed for a 2010 release, 2011 is looking much more realistic.