Playstation Phone aka PSP Phone is real!

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The PSP Phone is 100% Real. Android 3 meets PSP Hybrid!

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.

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27 Comments

  1. Viper_strike says:

    NICE! are you getting this , PSPFan? :D

  2. djstanga says:

    I don’t think that it will be very popular like a phone, psp2 is a better option for gaming.

  3. TYLUR says:

    is that one of the “leaked photos”?but like what are the things in the middle and where is the analog nub?are those like some cool touch sensor control nub things?

  4. KloWn says:

    lol looks too small for me

  5. skylinekid17 says:

    The PSP Phone…its like you have to pay to play…If it does release and people do get it they’re more likely to play than talk on it lolzz… I’m looking forward to the PSP2 though…The PSP Phone cannot be the PSP2. Lets wait and see what SONY is trying soo hard to hide. SONY was a disappointment at the E3 Conference when they didn’t have any new handheld gaming device to present…They’re waiting for the DS-3d; maybe to be released. =)

  6. viked says:

    i researched, i dont comment on psp2. But sony makes it official that psp phone is just a roumor. At the same time they said that they dont comment on roumors. Also the same sources confirmed that this pic is definately a fake!!!!!!

  7. lilnz96 says:

    Fail it was confirmed as fake.

  8. krazy66 says:

    I kind of hope this is a fake. I like my phone and my games separate. That’s why i use the emulators on my psp instead of iPod. Companies have to make compromises when they try to mix too much into one thing I think sony should make an amazing gaming system (psp2) and make an amazing phone with their own operating system. They’d make more money and wouldn’t have to compromise either system.

  9. magorem says:

    Fake….If you take a look closely..

  10. PSP-2010 says:

    I need a new cell, so ill buy this no doubt.

  11. manobon says:

    Ugh, idiots: http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/the-playstation-phone-is-still-real/

    It is real. It is a prototype. One person at Sony claimed it was fake, then the official statement was changed to, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation”.

    I know it takes more than 20 seconds to read an article and understand how “scoops” would be denied by official reps, or to wait for news to be verified, but…be better than, “log in, type fake, click submit!”

  12. KloWn says:

    It’s not a fake… Sony at first said it was a fake but if you take a look at these 2 links they will explain that sources closer to the production of the phone and not just some representative or receptionist confirm it is in fact real ;)

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/104803-Sony-PSP-Phone-Is-More-Real-Codenamed-Zeus

    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/4488/sony-psp-phone-is-fake

  13. bluesitaw says:

    I doubt a PSP2 will come out later in 2011. Yeah, maybe better specs and hardware, but next-gen? If sony DID release a next-gen PSP, they SHOULD make it backwards compatible to benefit game devs releasing titles for the current gen next year.

  14. Doritoes says:

    Oh this looks like a great imitation of a PSP.. NOT

  15. Sivijay3000 says:

    i’ll take my dorid x over that anytime….that’s crap i mean come on a psp phone dude sony could loose if they really create that thing….I don’t know what to even call it…

    P.S: Am new around here so ya jus trying to blend in with the crowd so………… yep that’s all fokes

  16. joshd666 says:

    Ya, I’ve heard about this from my friend who works in Sony (he’s up there in importance), he told me the psp phone wouldn’t need to be hacked, just download the Android SDK (which is much easier) and then develop on that. I was ’bout to email it to you PSPFan but I see you got this already. He did say, it may only be released in europe, but there is a possibilty it will hit the U.S. sometime late 2011.

  17. hamza says:

    this is all bullshit and even if it’s real then it wont be coming out any time soon

  18. Sivijay3000 says:

    ohh that’s interesting….

  19. Jake says:

    No this is not fake… I was on the train the other day when i saw a guy infront playing a racing game on one of those. It looked so cool… At first I was a bit confused….

  20. none says:

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