This PS phone will be SE's way of making a dramatic comeback. This will redeem them the same way Motorola did with the Droids. After the success of the RAZR, there was a time when Moto looked dead in the water. This year is the first time Moto has posted a profit after three years. Naysayers can rag on this PS phone now. No Nintendo to deal with it in this market and way more experience than Nokia. Nintendo's biggest rival in portable gaming is Apple because they share the same target audience - casual gamers. PlayStation/Android can cover all the bases.
I don't know if this PlayStation phone becomes a smash hit right away. Could have a ton of bugs early on. Will take time for more refinement. It all depends on how good the games are on it and then it will find its niche that can grow from there. SE has disappointed too much as of late and it is hard to predict. Tomorrow's bridesmaid was yesterday's favorite. Who knew PlayStation would be so popular back in the mid-90's? Who knew the Wii would become such a hit after weaker sales from the N64 and GameCube? And what about Motorola's dramatic comeback thanks to Android and Verizon? Give Sony props for at least trying. This isn't going to turn out like another Nokia N-Gage. Android is too strong from preventing that to happen and Sony has far more experience with the gaming industry. I love the concept just because I don't always want to deal with Apple's censorship. But the execution of making this work in a complicated and competitive cell phone market that deals with different carriers is another huge obstacle they have to face. I just wished SE used the Tegra 2 over the Qualcomm. Far more power efficient that battery life could be amazing on this thing. If this device sells for $399 UNLOCKED ($200-$300 cheaper than an iPhone 4 w/o contract) and be released in many carriers, it will be a hit. If not? Oh well! Less people for me to deal with when I want to buy it on launch day! Potentially playing Tekken online with my phone sounds to good to be true for me. I call this SE's comeback phone the way Motorola came swinging back with their Droids. I want this PlayStation phone no matter the cost!
I know some people are underestimating this device and say it will flop. PSP still sold over 60M and this is with Sony as a "rookie" against a company with already 15 years more experience with handheld gaming and more solid fanbase in that department. Sony came in with a clean slate while Nintendo had the advantage of a lower price point because of inferior hardware and backwards compatibility. Remember, Sony was a newcomer with consoles and wiped out Nintendo twice in a row in home console sales. Just because they didn't hit the PS3/PSP out of the ballpark in this gen doesn't mean the PlayStation brand is dead. Nintendo and Apple didn't always have a hit either. After a decade, it is amazing to think the PS2 is still selling over 100K a month in Japan! PlayStation is still a more popular brand to Sony than Walkman. Sony is not dealing with Nintendo in the cell phone market and both Apple and Nintendo share the same target audience that could crash the gaming industry. Too many 99 cent games in the App Store. Casual gamers drives the mobile gaming industry, but hardcore gamers drives the entire industry because of their willingness to pay premium for premium games. Think of casual gamers like fair weather fans in sports team. They come and go. With too many of the same crappy 99 cent games, it becomes hard to standout for game developers.
failed mock up of this CONCEPT
they should use that 8 or even 16 mpx camera they have on this thing which is major plus with its 1080p 30 fps recording and 720p 60fps recording
is being reported that the phone could be named the "Zeus Phone"
yet to be confirmed but more info at:
i like this phone, im so excited to get this soon. i am samsung fan but i will throw my galaxy S when psp phone released. nice sonyericsson good job. i dont care if not superamoled. PSP games is very nice and awesome. i will buy this soon. i will throw my galaxy S. :-)
Pooh, 29 Oct 2010I've always dream of a phone like this. Please let this be true.this is 100% true and the screen size is 4.1" not 3.7", it will be Playstation branded and will run on Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread for sure 100%.
It will have all cool playstation games and online access to playstation network, it will have android app access and all other cool goodies that come with android. The touch pad is excellent in usage so don't crib for not having joystick.
Duke009, 28 Oct 2010Sony ericsson team here's my configuration for sony playstation phone, this will really bring ... moreperfect!!!
if i may add, i hope it would have lots of colors to choose from... like white & orange. yipee!!!
JVill, 28 Oct 2010If this is true this will kill all mobile manufacturer. just add a good camera and this will b... more"this will kill all mobile manufacturer"
*lol* are you dreaming or what?? because it has gaming controls?
who really cares about joystick attached to a phone!
what a silly idea.
pallab, 28 Oct 2010just java phone! Not android or other os.yep
besides, it's just for kids.
manfree, 28 Oct 2010I dont say I wouldnt like a psphone,I could play all my psp games anytime.But the psp2 is said... moreyoure right abouth price but chineze companies will soon clone this,,, theirs allready a chineze psp phone in the market that does not play psp but plays old nes game,, it wouldnt be long before they clone this too since theyve done
Duke009, 28 Oct 2010Sony ericsson team here's my configuration for sony playstation phone, this will really bring ... morequite funny that you still included the "buy memory" link even if you were only giving a dream spec! hehe
Card slot :microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
Duke009, 28 Oct 2010Sony ericsson team here's my configuration for sony playstation phone, this will really bring ... morei don't think that a 1500 mAh battery capacity would would last half a day with those specs you gave...give it more like a 4000 mAh.....at least...